Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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70% Neem Oil

We get a lot of questions about the proper timing and products to use as a dormant spray on backyard fruit trees. Dormant sprays control diseases such as peach leaf curl, brown spot, scab, etc., and insect and mite eggs.

Liqui-Cop® is a true liquid copper that is widely used in agriculture. It is a replacement for the old Bordeaux sprays and Lime Sulfur. Mixing with lime is not required for this product. For fruit trees, we recommend multiple applications. Apply once in the fall after leaves have fallen, and another in the spring or late winter just before the buds begin to swell. Do not apply Liqui-Cop during the bloom period. For a complete list of diseases and plants that Liqui-Cop can be applied to, see the label. Liqui-Cop is very rain resistant. Once the application dries on the tree, it is very persistent.

Fruit Tree, Vegetable & Ornamental Fungicide can also be used on stone fruits to control leaf curl, brown rust, and other diseases. For leaf curl, apply at leaf fall, again at Christmas, and just before bud break in the spring. It can also be combined with Horticultural Oil.

Controlling Insects
Scale is a problem on most fruit trees as well as overwintering eggs from mites, aphids and other insects. These can be handled with an application of Monterey Horticultural Oil, a spray oil emulsion made with highly-paraffinic based petroleum oils. Monterey Horticultural Oil should be applied while the trees are dormant. Thorough coverage is necessary because direct contact with the scales and eggs is required for it to be effective.

The above products, if properly applied in a timely manner during dormant months, should provide you with a disease-free harvest the following summer.

Helpful hint: Many people apply Monterey Horticultural Oil and Liqui-Cop together in a tank mix to save time.

Always read entire label before use.

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Monterey Garden Phos & Pentra Bark®

What is Monterey Garden Phos? Monterey Garden Phos is the di-potassium salts of phosphorous acid that was developed in Australia to control phytophthora and pythium disease on agricultural, horticultural and ornamental plants. It was researched by the University of California to control Sudden Oak Death which is a species of phytophthora. Currently, it is the only product registered by the State of California to control this disease.

How do I use Monterey Garden Phos to control Sudden Oak Death (SOD)? The product is a liquid that is mixed with water, plus Pentra-Bark™ surfactant, then sprayed uniformly to the surface of the tree trunk, starting from as high as possible without exposing anyone to drift, down to ground level. If possible, start with the lowest branch on the tree. Use only on oak trees.

Can Monterey Garden Phos be used to stop infestation of already infected trees? Yes. Monterey Garden Phos can be used as a curative, and preventative spray.

What type of equipment do I need to apply Monterey Garden Phos? Use a pump sprayer, back pack, hose-end applicator, or similar devise. The bark must be thoroughly sprayed, to the point of run off.

How do I mix Monterey Garden Phos? The content of the container is 62.4 oz. and the Pentra-Bark contains 3.2 oz. Mix these with 62.4 oz. of water to make 1 gallon of finish spray.

Can I use another surfactant other than Pentra-Bark? No. This is the only one that has been tested to take the Monterey Garden Phos into the bark of the tree.

How often should I apply Monterey Garden Phos? Use twice a year. Once in the spring and again in the fall. After a number of treatments, a yearly application should be enough.

How do I know if SOD is the problem? Look for oak trees in the area that are dead in the crowns. This is probably from SOD. If green trees in the area have cankers or lesions this is probably SOD. Shave away the bark in the bleeding areas and check for dark brown or black patches of bark surrounded by black zone lines, this is SOD. Remember, other species can get the disease and cause infection to oaks. If in doubt, look under Tree Care in the Yellow Pages and have an arborist diagnose the tree’s symptoms to verify SOD.

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Monterey Garden Phos Systemic Fungicide

What is Monterey Garden Phos? Monterey Garden Phos is based on the potassium salts of phosphorous acid. It is very effective against phytophthora and pythium disease on agricultural, horticultural and ornamental plants. This includes P. ramorum which causes Sudden Oak Death, (SOD). It also controls fire blight on apples, pears, & ornamentals & downy mildew on roses & other crops.

How is Monterey Garden Phos used? Depending upon the usage, it can be applied as a soil drench, foliar spray, by soil incorporation, a basal bark treatment, or as a bare root dip.

What can Monterey Garden Phos be used on? It can be used on woody ornamentals as a soil drench or foliar spray to control phytophthora. It is used the same way on bedding plants. On turf, it is used to control phythium diseases. In California, it is the only product currently registered to control Sudden Oak Death. Outside of California, it can be used on pears and apples to control fire blight. It is used on various fruit & vegetable crops to control various diseases. On conifers, it’s used to control root rot.

Can Monterey Garden Phos be used to stop infestation of already infected trees? Yes. Monterey Garden Phos can be used as a curative and preventative spray.

What is Phytophthora? This is a soil-born disease with numerous species that normally affect the plant’s root system. The disease loves moisture. One symptom is that, even though the plant is well irrigated, it looks like it needs water. More watering only worsens the symptoms, and the plant slowly dies. Since this is a soil-borne disease, a soil drench works well to control. P. ramorum, a species of phytophthora which causes Sudden Oak Death. P. ramorum can also be controlled with a basal bark treatment on large oak trees, and with a soil drench on rhododendrons, camellias, etc.

When should I use Monterey Garden Phos? It is best to do prevantative treatments, but most people do not treat until symptoms appear. Be sure to treat plants adjacent to the effected plants to prevent spread of the disease. On bedding plants, treat immediately after transplanting. For downy mildew, treat at first sign of disease as a foliar spray. Treat at 14-21 day intervals. On turf, use at 14-21 day intervals when disease is noted. For fire blight, apply in the spring when new foliage first appears, then again one month later. If disease is severe and rain is prevalent, weekly applications may be required until the disease is brought under control. Monterey Garden Phos has many other uses for controlling specific diseases on various plants and crops. Read label for a list of these, as well as usage rates and various application directions.

What precautions should I observe? Use the rates stated on the label. Do not mix with any other products. If used as a basal bark treatment on woody trees it should be mixed with Pentra-Bark. On turf, do not water until the spray has completely dried on the plant.

In what sizes is Monterey Garden Phos available? We package it in pint and quart concentrate, appropriate for typical homeowner treatments. It is available in gallon & 2½ gallon containers for big jobs. For use as a basal bark treatment, it is packaged in ½ gallon containers with the Pentra-Bark adjuvant bottle attached. Pentra-Bark is the only penetrant that Agri-Fos has been tested with and found to be effective.

Always read entire label before use.

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All Natural Snail & Slug Spray RTU

What is All Natural Snail & Slug Spray RTU? All Natural Snail & Slug Spray RTU is a combination of naturally occurring plants and oils that are toxic to snails and slugs. They control the pests either by direct contact when applied or by repellent action. It can be used over a wide range of temperatures and can be used on food crops up to the day of harvest.

What can I use All Natural Snail & Slug Spray RTU on? It can be used on all vegetables (including herbs), small fruits and berries, grapes, citrus, outdoor ornamentals, flowers, greenhouse grown vegetables, greenhouse grown ornamentals and lawns.

When and how do I apply All Natural Snail & Slug Spray RTU? It comes in a RTU (Ready-To-Use) bottle with a garden hose-end spray attachment. The best time to apply is early morning or late evening when snails and slugs are the most active. For best results, repeat use as needed.

Always read entire label before use.

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Bi-Carb Old-Fashioned Fungicide

What is Bi-Carb Old Fashioned Fungicide? Bi-Carb Old-Fashioned Fungicide is a preventative and eradicant fungicide for the control of powdery mildew, based on potassium bicarbonate.

Why is it called “Old-Fashioned? If your grandmother wished to control powdery mildew on her roses, she would mix up a solution of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and use it as a spray. Many organic growers use this method today. We have replaced the sodium with potassium since it is safer on the plant and breaks down into an essential plant nutrient for the same results.

I see Bi-Carb Old-Fashioned Fungicide has “OMRI Listed” logo on the label. What does this mean? It means that this product is has been listed by the Organic Materials Review Institution as an organic product and can be used by certified organic growers as well as the general homeowner who wants an organic method of disease control.

What can I use Bi-Carb Old-Fashioned Fungicide on? There are numerous species on the label. Plants that are highly susceptible to powdery mildew are ornamentals such as roses, euonymus, and crape myrtles; vegetables such as squash, melons, cucumbers, pumpkins, peas, beans, beets and Swiss chard; small fruits and berries such as cranberries, strawberries and grapes; and fruit trees such as apple and pears.

How does Bi-Carb Old-Fashioned Fungicide work? It must be sprayed so that it comes in contact with the powdery mildew fungus. Once in contact, it disrupts the potassium balance in the cell wall causing them to collapse.

At what rate do I use Bi-Carb Old-Fashioned Fungicide? Apply 4 teaspoons in 2 gallons of water and thoroughly cover the foliage. Once mixed with water it should be sprayed within 24 hours.

When should I start applying Bi-Carb Old-Fashioned Fungicide? Apply at the first sign of powdery mildew. It is best to apply early, before the mildew has become well established. Repeat at 7-10 day intervals until the disease is under control or the weather changes so it is unfavorable for the disease. You can apply on fruits and vegetables up to the day before harvest.

What precaution should I use? A spreader sticker may be used such as Monterey Nature’s Own Spray Helper to help make the product more rainfast. Thorough coverage is necessary for good disease control.

How is Bi-Carb Old Fashioned Fungicide packaged? It comes in a 4 oz container.

Always read entire label before use.

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Brandt Indicate 5

What is Brandt INDICATE 5? Brandt INDICATE 5 is the choice of expert growers across North America for getting the most out of their spray programs. Patented Brandt INDICATE 5 is the only adjuvant that contains a built in pH indicator, turning the spray water pink as soon as the optimum level of 4.5 to 5.5 is reached.

Is Brandt INDICATE 5 easy to use? Mixing Brandt INDICATE 5 into your spray solution requires no lab tests, litmus paper, or guesswork and eliminates the need to test the water pH with any additional equipment.

Why should I add Brandt INDICATE 5 to my pesticides? Brandt INDICATE 5 counters both the detrimental effects of high pH and hard water on sensitive pesticides. Also acts as a wetting, spreading and penetrating agent resulting in an even film of spray over the leaf and better pesticide performance.

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Bug Buster II

What is Bug Buster II? Bug Buster II is a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide based on the agricultural insecticide, Asana (esfenvalerate). It is fast-acting, gives excellent control of insects, and has residual activity.

What insects does Bug Buster II control? Bug Buster II controls caterpillars, flea beetles, grasshoppers, lygus, leaf-hoppers, psyllids, stink bugs, whiteflies, ants, cockroaches, centipedes, crickets, sowbugs, spiders & all worms. There are over 100 insects listed on the label.

What about Spiders? Yes! Bug Buster II does an excellent job on all spiders, from daddy longlegs to black widows. You may have tried other products and gotten disappointing results, but Bug Buster II really works.

How do I use Bug Buster II? Mix at 1 oz per gallon of water and apply to 500 sq ft of surface area. In outdoor situations for use on structural surfaces (such as windows, doors and eaves) apply as a crack, crevice, or spot treatment only. Apply as soon as the insects are seen. On plant foliage, apply to the upper and lower leaf surface until dripping. Wait at least 7 days between applications.

Can I use Bug Buster II inside the buildings? No, Bug Buster II is not labeled for indoor use.

Does Bug Buster II smell or stain? No.

Can I use Bug Buster II in my vegetable garden? Yes. It can be used on artichokes, cole crops, carrots, cucurbits, beans, eggplant, peas, peppers, potatoes, radishes, sweet corn, tomatoes and others to control worms and other insects. Mix 1 oz per gallon of water and apply when insects appear. Repeat as needed.

What about on fruit and nut trees? It can be used on stone fruits, apples, pears, almonds, filberts, pecans, walnuts, cane berries and blueberries.

What about bees? Bug Buster II will harm bees. Try to time your application when they are not present.

How close to harvest can I use Bug Buster II? Depending on the crop, it can be applied 1-28 days prior to harvest. Consult the label for specific instruction.

Can I use Bug Buster II on ornamentals? Yes, all ornamentals can be treated.

Can I apply Bug Buster II with a hose-end sprayer? Yes, if you purchase Bug Buster II RTS. It attaches to a garden hose, with no mixing and no need for a tank sprayer.

What precautions should I follow? Do not let pets or people into the treated area until the spray has dried. Do not spray in areas in or near fish ponds or other areas of water.

How is Bug Buster II packaged? It comes as a pint concentrate and in a pint RTS (Ready-To-Spray) container.

Always read entire label before use.

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Bug Buster II RTS

What is Bug Buster II? Bug Buster II is a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide based on the agricultural insecticide, Asana (esfenvalerate). It is fast-acting, gives excellent control of insects, and has residual activity.

What insects does Bug Buster II control? Bug Buster II controls caterpillars, flea beetles, grasshoppers, lygus, leaf-hoppers, psyllids, stink bugs, whiteflies, ants, cockroaches, centipedes, crickets, sowbugs, spiders & all worms. There are over 100 insects listed on the label.

What about Spiders? Yes! Bug Buster II does an excellent job on all spiders, from daddy longlegs to black widows. You may have tried other products and gotten disappointing results, but Bug Buster II really works.

How do I use Bug Buster II? Mix at 1 oz per gallon of water and apply to 500 sq ft of surface area. In outdoor situations for use on structural surfaces (such as windows, doors and eaves) apply as a crack, crevice, or spot treatment only. Apply as soon as the insects are seen. On plant foliage, apply to the upper and lower leaf surface until dripping. Wait at least 7 days between applications.

Can I use Bug Buster II inside the buildings? No, Bug Buster II is not labeled for indoor use.

Does Bug Buster II smell or stain? No.

Can I use Bug Buster II in my vegetable garden? Yes. It can be used on artichokes, cole crops, carrots, cucurbits, beans, eggplant, peas, peppers, potatoes, radishes, sweet corn, tomatoes and others to control worms and other insects. Mix 1 oz per gallon of water and apply when insects appear. Repeat as needed.

What about on fruit and nut trees? It can be used on stone fruits, apples, pears, almonds, filberts, pecans, walnuts, cane berries and blueberries.

What about bees? Bug Buster II will harm bees. Try to time your application when they are not present.

How close to harvest can I use Bug Buster II? Depending on the crop, it can be applied 1-28 days prior to harvest. Consult the label for specific instruction.

Can I use Bug Buster II on ornamentals? Yes, all ornamentals can be treated.

Can I apply Bug Buster II with a hose-end sprayer? Yes. Bug Buster II RTS attaches to a garden hose, with no mixing or need for a tank sprayer.

What precautions should I follow? Do not let pets or people into the treated area until the spray has dried. Do not spray in areas in or near fish ponds or other areas of water.

How is Bug Buster II packaged? It comes as a pint concentrate and in a pint RTS (ready-to-spray) container.

Always read entire label before use.

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Bug Buster-O

What is Bug Buster-O? Bug Buster-O is a natural pyrethrin that is OMRI Listed and approved for organic production. The product is the exact same thing as Pyganic®, which is widely used in organic agriculture and horticulture. Bug Buster-O provides quick knockdown and kill of most insects.

What insects does Bug Buster-O control? There are 150 insects on the label, such things as aphid, scale, caterpillar, colorado potato beetle, leafminer, stink bug, and whitefly.

What can Bug Buster-O be used on? Almost every known fruit and vegetable is on the label, as well as flowers and ornamentals. It can be used up to the day of harvest.

What rate do I use? Apply at 1-1.4 fluid oz per gallon of water. Apply before the plants are heavily infected.

Is Bug Buster-O organic? Yes it’s made from natural pyrethrins, can be used for organic gardening, and it is OMRI Listed.

What precautions should I use? Bug Buster-O is toxic to bees and fish, so don’t spray on water, and don’t spray when bees are present. Don’t allow people or pets to enter the treated area until the spray has dried.

How is Bug Buster-O packaged? It comes in 8 oz and pint concentrate.

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Products C – D

Citrus Leafminer Trap & Lure

What is Citrus Leaf Miner Trap & Lure? It is a sex pheromone with a trapping system to determine when the citrus leaf miner is flying and depositing eggs.

How are they used? Grab lures by top and bottom and pull apart (do not touch the glue). Place lure on the inside upper surface of the trap. Hang the trap 1–2 feet inside the tree canopy about chest height. For backyard usage, 1 trap should be sufficient. When using the traps, check at least once a week to determine when you should spray with Monterey Garden Insect Spray.

When do I start Trapping? Place traps in citrus trees 1–2 weeks before bud break in the spring. Dispose of traps when they are full of insects, or at least every 6 weeks. Citrus leaf miners can attack citrus trees any time, but they usually are the worst in summer and fall, and usually attack the new growth.

How is Citrus Leaf Miner Trap packaged? Two traps and two lures per box. They are 12 boxes per case.

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Codling Moth Trap & Lure

What is Codling Moth Trap & Lure?
It is a sex pheromone that attracts the male codling moth. It is used to monitor the population so you can determine the proper time to begin insecticide application.

How is Codling Moth Trap & Lure used?
Grasp the trap by the top and bottom flaps. Pull apart to form the trap. Open the lure packet and place one lure on the upper inside surface of the trap. Place the trap 1–2 feet inside the tree canopy.

When do I start using the traps?
Place traps in trees 1–2 weeks before bud break. Check for moths every 2–3 days. Dispose of traps when full of moths, or at least every 4 weeks. When moths start to collect in the traps, that is the time to start the insecticide application.

What can I use Codling Moth Trap & Lure on?
Codling moths are a worldwide pest that attacks apples, pears, walnuts and quince, so these are the trees to use it on.

How is Codling Moth Trap & Lure packaged?
There are 2 complete traps and lures per box. A case contains 12 boxes.

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Crab-E-Rad Plus

What is Crab-E-Rad Plus?
It‘s a 3-way combination herbicide made up of 6.557% 2,4-DMA, 4.085% Quinclorac, and .681% Dicamba Acid. It is used as a post-emergent herbicide to control crabgrass and other broadleaf weeds in lawn & turf areas, without harming the lawn.

When can I use Crab-E-Rad Plus?
Apply after weeds have germinated and are already growing.

At what rate do I use Crab-E-Rad Plus?
It is applied at 6.4 oz per 4 gallons of water to cover 1000 sq ft. One quart will treat 5000 sq ft.

What weeds will Crab-E-Rad Plus control?
Crabgrass, barnyardgrass (watergrass), foxtails, signalgrass, and over 100 other broadleaf weeds.

When will I see results?
Results will be seen in a few days, and weeds will gradually die. A repeat application may be required in 3-4 weeks.

When should I mow?
Do not mow for 2 days before, or 2 days after, an application.

What about rainfall or irrigation?
Do not water or irrigate for 24 hours after application. If rainfall does not occur for 2-7 days after application, irrigate with at least ½ inch of water

What about newly planted turf?
On newly seeded turf, do not apply until after the 3rd mowing. Delay application for 3-4 weeks after sodding, sprigging, or plugging.

Can I use Crab-E-Rad Plus on all grasses?
No, do not use on bahiagrass, bentgrass, buffalograss, carpetgrass, dichondra, centipedegrass, or st. augustinegrass. Some injury may be seen in the form of yellowing on bermudagrass & zoysiagrass, but it will quickly outgrow it. Do not use on turf grass that contains desirable clovers.

What other precautions should be followed?
Crab-E-Rad Plus is toxic to fish, so don’t use near aquatic areas. Avoid drift. Do not use on ornamentals. Avoid contact with exposed roots of trees. Do not apply when temperature is over 90°F (apply in morning or evening when these temperatures occur). Do not use treated lawn clippings as mulch in the flowerbed. Make no more than 2 applications per year. Keep pets & children off the treated area until the spray has dried.

What size container does Crab-E-Rad Plus come in?
It is available in pint and quart concentrate, quart RTS (Ready-To-Spray), and quart RTU (Ready-To-Use).

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Crab-E-Rad Plus RTS

What is Crab-E-Rad Plus?
It‘s a 3-way combination herbicide made up of 6.557% 2,4-DMA, 4.085% Quinclorac, and .681% Dicamba Acid. It is used as a post-emergent herbicide to control crabgrass and other broadleaf weeds in lawn & turf areas, without harming the lawn.

When can I use Crab-E-Rad Plus?
Apply after weeds have germinated and are already growing.

At what rate do I use Crab-E-Rad Plus?
It is applied at 6.4 oz per 4 gallons of water to cover 1000 sq ft. One quart will treat 5000 sq ft.

What weeds will Crab-E-Rad Plus control?
Crabgrass, barnyardgrass (watergrass), foxtails, signalgrass, and over 100 other broadleaf weeds.

When will I see results?
Results will be seen in a few days, and weeds will gradually die. A repeat application may be required in 3-4 weeks.

When should I mow?
Do not mow for 2 days before, or 2 days after, an application.

What about rainfall or irrigation?
Do not water or irrigate for 24 hours after application. If rainfall does not occur for 2-7 days after application, irrigate with at least ½ inch of water

What about newly planted turf?
On newly seeded turf, do not apply until after the 3rd mowing. Delay application for 3-4 weeks after sodding, sprigging, or plugging.

Can I use Crab-E-Rad Plus on all grasses?
No, do not use on bahiagrass, bentgrass, buffalograss, carpetgrass, dichondra, centipedegrass, or st. augustinegrass. Some injury may be seen in the form of yellowing on bermudagrass & zoysiagrass, but it will quickly outgrow it. Do not use on turf grass that contains desirable clovers.

What other precautions should be followed?
Toxic to fish, so don’t use near aquatic areas. Avoid drift. Do not use on ornamentals. Avoid contact with exposed roots of trees. Do not apply when temperature is over 90°F (apply in morning or evening when these temperatures occur). Do not use treated lawn clippings as mulch in the flowerbed. Make no more than 2 applications per year. Keep pets & children off the treated area until the spray has dried.

What size container does Crab-E-Rad Plus come in?
It is available in pint and quart concentrate, quart RTS (Ready-To-Spray), and quart RTU (Ready-To-Use).

Always read entire label before use.

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Crab-E-Rad Plus RTU

What is Crab-E-Rad Plus?
It‘s a 3-way combination herbicide made up of 6.557% 2,4-DMA, 4.085% Quinclorac, and .681% Dicamba Acid. It is used as a post-emergent herbicide to control crabgrass and other broadleaf weeds in lawn & turf areas, without harming the lawn.

When can I use Crab-E-Rad Plus?
Apply after weeds have germinated and are already growing.

At what rate do I use Crab-E-Rad Plus?
It is applied at 6.4 oz per 4 gallons of water to cover 1000 sq ft. One quart will treat 5000 sq ft.

What weeds will Crab-E-Rad Plus control?
Crabgrass, barnyardgrass (watergrass), foxtails, signalgrass, and over 100 other broadleaf weeds.

When will I see results?
Results will be seen in a few days, and weeds will gradually die. A repeat application may be required in 3-4 weeks.

When should I mow?
Do not mow for 2 days before, or 2 days after, an application.

What about rainfall or irrigation?
Do not water or irrigate for 24 hours after application. If rainfall does not occur for 2-7 days after application, irrigate with at least ½ inch of water

What about newly planted turf?
On newly seeded turf, do not apply until after the 3rd mowing. Delay application for 3-4 weeks after sodding, sprigging, or plugging.

Can I use Crab-E-Rad Plus on all grasses?
No, do not use on bahiagrass, bentgrass, buffalograss, carpetgrass, dichondra, centipedegrass, or st. augustinegrass. Some injury may be seen in the form of yellowing on bermudagrass and zoysiagrass, but it will quickly outgrow it. Do not use on turf grass that contains desirable clovers.

What other precautions should be followed?
Toxic to fish, so don’t use near aquatic areas. Avoid drift. Do not use on ornamentals. Avoid contact with exposed roots of trees. Do not apply when temperature is over 90°F (apply in morning or evening when these temperatures occur). Do not use treated lawn clippings as mulch in the flowerbed. Make no more than 2 applications per year. Keep pets & children off the treated area until the spray has dried.

What size container does Crab-E-Rad Plus come in?
It is available in pint and quart concentrate, quart RTS (Ready-To-Spray), and quart RTU (Ready-To-Use).

Always read entire label before use.

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DIY Multi Insect Killer

What is D.I.Y. Multi Insect Killer Insecticide? This new system provides homeowners season-long control of many insects. D.I.Y. Multi-Insect Killer can be used in areas where spraying a tree is either impractical or impossible. D.I.Y. Multi-Insect Killer is based on the insecticide, Imidacloprid, which is the same active ingredient as Merit®, a product that is widely used by commercial arborists and tree care services.

What insects does D.I.Y. Multi Insect Killer Insecticide control? Aphids, scale, thrips, elm leaf beetles, leaf hoppers, leaf miners, japanese beetle, mealy bugs and many others. One application should give season-long control.

Isn’t tree injection complicated? Not with this system. All you need is an electric drill, a tape measure, a ¼” drill bit and rubber gloves.

How do I apply D.I.Y. Multi Insect Killer Insecticide?

  1. Measure the tree trunk with the tape measure about 12″ above the ground level. You will need one capsule for every 4-6 inches of trunk circumference.
  2. Using a clean, sharp ¼” drill bit, drill 1″ deep holes in the tree every 4-6″ around the tree trunk. Drill the holes at a 45º angle downward.
  3. Using rubber gloves (which you should use with any pesticide application) remove the tear off covering from the metal cap on the top of the insecticide bottle to expose the rubber stopper.
  4. Depress the plunger completely into the syringe. Insert the syringe tip through the silicone stopper into the bottle; this requires steady pressure.
  5. Turn the bottle upside down so the insecticide surrounds the syringe tip and pull back the plunger to draw 1 ml ofinsecticide into the syringe.
  6. Do not pull the plunger out of the syringe; you will break the syringe. Carefully withdraw the syringe and tip from stopper. Place the tip into one of the drilled holes and slowly squeeze D.I.Y. Multi-Insect Killer into the drilled hole. Repeat process placing 1 ml of insecticide in each drilled hole.

That is all there is to it!

Can I use D.I.Y. Multi Insect Killer Insecticide on fruit trees? No, it can only be used on landscape ornamentals and interior plantscapes.

Can I use D.I.Y. Multi Insect Killer Insecticide on conifers? Uptake is very slow in conifer trees due to the large amount of pitch in the tree. You can try it, but results in conifers may be disappointing.

When is the best time to apply D.I.Y. Multi Insect Killer Insecticide? Use D.I.Y. MULTI INSECT KILLER when the tree is actively growing (not dormant). The best results are obtained early in the growing season.

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Dr. Iron Liquid

What is Dr. Iron Liquid? Dr. Iron is a liquid plant food containing 15% nitrogen (15-0-0), 6% iron, and 3.5% sulfur. It is applied as a foliar spray or a soil drench.

Where can I use Dr. Iron Liquid? Use as a foliar spray on turf. On shrubs, plants and trees, it can be used as a foliar spray or soil drench. Dr. Iron is absorbed through the leaves and roots.

Why use Dr. Iron Liquid? It is an excellent source of iron for quick green-up in winter and summer months on lawns, as well as a good nitrogen source. Use it on ornamentals to correct for iron deficiency. It contains no phosphorous (P) so it can be used on turf in states that regulate the use of that nutrient. It should be used as a supplement to your regular fertilizer program.

What rate do I use? On turf, use 6 oz per 1000 sq ft. It can be used up to 5 times during the growing season. The 6 ozs can be applied in ½-4 gallons of water per 1000 sq ft. On flowers, use 2 tsp per gallon of water as a soil drench. On trees and shrubs, use 2 1/2-4 Tbsp per gallon of water as a drench.

Is there anything else I should know about using Dr. Iron Liquid on turf? Don’t mow for 2-3 days before or after application. Watering can be done at any time after application since it goes through both the roots and leaves. All turf species can be treated.

What is the best rate and method of application for trees and shrubs? A soil drench is the best method. Apply ½-4 gallons of the desired mixture per tree or shrub.

What precautions should I take? Shake container well before using. Do not mix with aluminum based fungicides (Agri-Fos/Alliette). Store above 50° F. If applied over concrete or other material, wash off immediately to prevent staining since this is not a non-staining formulation like our other Dr. Iron products.

How is Dr. Iron Liquid packaged? It comes in a 1 quart concentrate to be measured and mixed with water, or a 32 oz RTS (Ready-To-Spray) which attaches to a garden hose.

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Dr. Iron RTU Houseplant Food

What is Dr. Iron RTU Housplant Food? It is a liquid plant food containing .16% nitrogen, .06% iron, and .04% sulfur. It is applied as a foliar spray to promote healthy green foliage.

Where can I use Dr. Iron RTU Housplant Food? Apply indoors or outdoors on houseplants to promote dark green color. Shake bottle well prior to use, and spray til thoroughly wet.

When should I use Dr. Iron RTU Housplant Food? It is most effective when plants are growing rapidly, and least effective when plants are dormant or suffering from stress. Repeat on a 2 week schedule when plants are actively growing.

Always read entire label before use.

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Dr. Iron

What is Dr. Iron? Dr. Iron is a combination of iron and sulfur. Iron is mixed with molten sulfur which then makes up thousands of tiny metal oxide particles in a granule. When the granules come in contact with moisture in the soil, they shatter and disperse, converting from the oxide form to the plant-available sulfate form.

What does Dr. Iron look like? It is a homogenous granular material that is dull metallic black in color.

Will Dr. Iron stain concrete sidewalks, driveways, patios, etc? No! Dr. Iron goes out as the oxide form which does not stain. Only after being in contact with soil moisture does it convert to the sulfate form which will stain. Since this is a slow process, Dr. Iron doesn’t stain when accidentally spilled on concrete and contacts moisture.

What about heavy metals (other than iron) in Dr. Iron? Dr. Iron is one of the most environmentally friendly iron products on the market today. The company that makes the product has invested a great deal of money to manufacture an environmentally sound garden fertilizer.

What is the analysis of Dr. Iron? Dr. Iron is 22% iron and 55% sulfur, so it takes less product to provide these nutrients to your plants.

Where do I use Dr. Iron? Dr. Iron can be used on turf (for quick winter and spring green up), flowers, shrubs, vegetables, ground covers, trees, etc. It can be used anywhere in the garden where plants are yellowing or pale due to iron deficiency. Simply apply 3½ lbs per 1000 sq ft. and water-in after application. On trees and shrubs, scatter ½-1 cup beneath the plants. On potted plants use 2-4 tsp per pot.

Does Dr. Iron help in high pH soils? Yes. Dr. Iron is an acidifier, so it will lower the soil pH. This is especially useful in Western U.S. soils where high pH is a problem.

How is Dr. Iron packaged? Dr. Iron is packaged in 7 lb shaker cans with a perforated top for easy application, 7 lb resealable bags, 21 lb resealable bag and 40 lb bag.

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Products E – F

Epsom Salts

What is Epsom Salts? Chemically, this product is magnesium sulfate. Magnesium is a micronutrient needed by plants (and animals) to sustain life. Most people know Epsom Salts as a product to mix with hot water for a therapeutic foot soak, but it has many more uses.

What does Epsom Salts do for my plants? It is the only mineral constituent of the chlorophyll molecule, so it is essential for photosynthesis. If a plant is deficient in magnesium, its ability to carry on photosynthesis is decreased. No epsom salts, no plant.

What do symptoms of magnesium deficiency in a plant look like? It first appears as yellowing of the tissue between the veins of the older leaves on the plant. In some species, they will also turn a reddish-purple. As the deficiency progresses, the leaves become uniformly yellow. Magnesium is most likely to occur in sandy soils and/or acid soils.

What happens when Epsom Salts is applied? Magnesium is absorbed through either the plant roots or foliage. It is quite mobile in the plant and is readily translocated in the leaves from the older plant tissue to the new growth.

How can Epsom Salts be applied? Directly to the Soil: Apply ¼ cup Epsom Salts at the base of the shrub or tree early in the spring when new growth appears. A follow-up treatment may be made in the summer. This is an ideal application for roses.

  • Soil Drench: Mix ¼ cup Epsom Salts in 1-2 gallons of water and apply to the soil beneath the plants
  • Foliar Spray: Mix ¼ cup Epsom Salts in 1-2 gallons of water and apply with your sprayer to cover 500-1000 sq ft.

What does the addition of Epsom Salts do besides correct magnesium deficiency? It enhances the color of blossoms and leaves, promotes new flowers and fruit, improves the root system, and improves the length of the stem.

What is the main usage of Epsom Salts in the garden? Primarily, it is recommended on roses to improve the bloom. However, it helps any flowering plant. If a known magnesium deficiency exists, it is essential to correct it for healthy plant growth.

How is Epsom Salts packaged? It is available in 4 lb containers.

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Fish & Guano

What is Fish & Guano? Fish & Guano is a combination product of liquid ocean-going fish and bird guano, developed for use as a natural fertilizer.

What is the analysis of Fish & Guano? It contains a fertilizer ratio of NPK at 9-6-2. This means it is 9% Nitrogen, 6% Phosphorus and 2% Potassium. The nitrogen content is much higher than other liquid fish formulations.

Where should I use Fish & Guano? It can be used just like other liquid fish formulations on bedding and ornamental plants, trees, shrubs, potted plants, turf areas, vegetable gardens and indoor house plants.

How often should I use Fish & Guano? Ideally about every two weeks during the growing period.

How do I use Fish & Guano? It can be applied as a foliar spray or as a soil drench. As a foliar spray, apply 1 tablespoon per gallon of water and spray on the plants. As a soil drench, apply at the same rate when watering the plants.

What are the benefits of using Fish & Guano? Everyone knows the value of manure (guano), when used as a fertilizer. Also fish emulsion is widely used by homeowners. By making a liquid high-analysis material, and combining these ingredients into an organic mixture, we have the best of both worlds – fish and guano in one bottle.

Does Fish & Guano smell bad? Like any other fish emulsion, it has a fish odor. We do, however, add a deodorizer to minimize this.

How is Fish & Guano packaged? Fish & Guano is available in a quart and gallon size container.

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Florel® Brand Growth Regulator

What is Florel? Florel is a contact growth regulator based on the chemical ethephon. It is widely used in agriculture as a ripening agent. Florel is registered to control nuisance fruit in ornamental trees & shrubs such as: apple, buckeye crab-apple, carob, cottonwood, elm, flowering pear, horsechestnut, liquidamber (sweet gum) maple, oak, olive, pine, sour orange & sycamore trees.

How does it work? Florel breaks down into ethylene, a naturally occurring compound, in the plant. When a plant is under stress it produces ethylene. If the plant is in bloom at the time of excess ethylene production, the first symptom is blossom abortion. This is how Florel works; it causes the plant to abort it’s blossoms.

Can I spray after fruit has set? No. Florel needs to be applied when the tree is in mid to full bloom for effective fruit elimination.

How much water do I use on each tree? The tree needs to be sprayed to wet. Excessive runoff is a waste of material. The average size tree will require 5-20 gallons of spray for treatment.

Does Florel Brand Growth Regulator have any color? Florel is an odorless, clear liquid.

Is it necessary to cover the lawn or shrubs growing under the tree? No. If concerned about drift, simply rinse off plants with water.

Should I use a surfactant? On evergreen trees (olives, citrus, etc.) a surfactant is not recommended. On deciduous trees, a surfactant may be used.

Does Florel kill bees? Florel has no insecticidal properties.

How do I mix Florel Brand Growth Regulator? Mix only enough solution to supply your morning spray needs. Once mixed with water, Florel will start to hydrolyze. Mix the amount you will need for afternoon spraying, just before use. If the pH of the spray solution rises about pH 5, it will be ineffective.

Are there adverse effects on the leaves when Florel Brand Growth Regulator is used? No. Florel works on contact only; it does not enter the tree like other growth regulators. Consequently, it will not have adverse growth effects, and there is no burn (phytotoxicity) to the new leaf growth.

If the tree is stressed for any reason con I treat it anyway? Do not apply to any tree that is already under stress. Florel Brand Growth Regulator may increase the stress on the tree, so it should only be applied to healthy trees.

Should I be concerned about drift when using Florel? Yes. Do not allow the material to dry on shiny, painted surfaces such as car and truck paint. Florel does not have any effect on sidewalks, house paint, etc.

Can I mix Florel Brand Growth Regulator with insecticides, etc.? Due to the acidity of the spray solution, mixing Florel with other materials, such as insecticide products, is not recommended.

At what temperature should I use Florel Brand Growth Regulator? This product works best when the daytime temperature is between 60-95° F.

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Foli-Cal®

What is calcium? Calcium is a naturally occurring metal that is vital for growth and development of plants and animals.

Why do plants need Calcium? Calcium is the main constituent of cell walls and membranes. When calcium is in short supply, cell division and the development of the growing point and root tips are affected. Calcium protects the cells from toxins and slows the aging process. Adequate calcium in fruit assures longer shelf life once it’s been harvested.

What are the symptoms of calcium deficiency in plants? Foliar symptoms are rarely seen. Since calcium does not move well within the plant, death of the growing point or tissue breakdown are the symptoms commonly seen. This is known as blossom end rot on tomatoes and peppers (large brown areas on the underside of the fruit), tip burn on lettuce, internal browning on brussel sprouts, black heart on celery, bitter pit on apples and tip burn on strawberries.

Can I correct a calcium problem once I see symptoms? No. Since these vegetables bloom throughout the season, you can not help the fruit that has already been affected. However, an application of Foli-Cal will help the new fruit that are being formed as the plant blooms.

I have been told that there is plenty of calcium in the soil so why would I need to correct calcium deficiency? It is true that there is plenty of calcium in most soils. However, calcium is very non-mobile in the plant. Under periods of high stress (blooming, high fertilization, high or low moisture, etc.), the plant can not get enough calcium to the growing point, resulting in some of the previously described symptoms. This can be corrected by supplementing the plant during these periods with a foliar calcium spray, making sure the fruit and growing points are contacted with the spray.

What kind of calcium foliar sprays are available? Agriculturally, calcium sprays are in the form of chlorides, nitrates or acetates. Acetates are the most readily taken up by the plant.

What is Foli-Cal? Foli-Cal is a 10% calcium spray derived from calcium acetate and calcium nitrate.

How is Foli-Cal used? On tomatoes and other vegetables, apply every two weeks during the blooming period. Begin application at the 10–12 leaf stage. On fruit trees and vines, apply every two weeks throughout the growing season.

How much Foli-Cal do I use? Add 3 oz. of Foli-Cal to 2 gallons of water and spray to wet.

Always read entire label before use.

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Foli-Cal® RTU

What is calcium? Calcium is a naturally occurring metal that is vital for growth and development of plants and animals.

Why do plants need Calcium? Calcium is the main constituent of cell walls and membranes. When calcium is in short supply, cell division and the development of the growing point and root tips are affected. Calcium protects the cells from toxins and slows the aging process. Adequate calcium in fruit assures longer shelf life once it’s been harvested.

What are the symptoms of calcium deficiency in plants? Foliar symptoms are rarely seen. Since calcium does not move well within the plant, death of the growing point or tissue breakdown are the symptoms commonly seen. This is known as blossom end rot on tomatoes and peppers (large brown areas on the underside of the fruit), tip burn on lettuce, internal browning on brussel sprouts, black heart on celery, bitter pit on apples and tip burn on strawberries.

Can I correct a calcium problem once I see symptoms? No. Since these vegetables bloom throughout the season, you can not help the fruit that has already been affected. However, an application of Foli-Cal will help the new fruit that are being formed as the plant blooms.

I have been told that there is plenty of calcium in the soil so why would I need to correct calcium deficiency? It is true that there is plenty of calcium in most soils. However, calcium is very non-mobile in the plant. Under periods of high stress (blooming, high fertilization, high or low moisture, etc.), the plant can not get enough calcium to the growing point, resulting in some of the previously described symptoms. This can be corrected by supplementing the plant during these periods with a foliar calcium spray, making sure the fruit and growing points are contacted with the spray.

How is Foli-Cal used? On tomatoes and other vegetables, apply every two weeks during the blooming period. Begin application at the 10-12 leaf stage. On fruit trees and vines, apply every two weeks throughout the growing season.

Always read entire label before use.

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Fruit Tree & Vegetable Soil Drench

What is Fruit Tree & Vegetable Systemic Soil Drench? It is a systemic insecticide based on the active ingredient, imidicloprid. When mixed with water and applied to the soil, it is absorbed by the roots and moves through the entire plant. This may take a week or up to 3 months, depending on the size of the plant. Make only one application per year.

What insects are controlled? Aphids, cucumber beetles, leaf hoppers, thrips, white flies, colorado potato beetles, flea beetles, japanese beetles, sharpshooters, mealybugs, scales, asian citrus psyllid, spittle bugs and other leaf-feeding insects.

How do I apply the product? On vegetables, herbs, berries and grapes, mix ½ ounce with 1 quart of water and apply to 10 sq ft. of row. On fruit trees, the amount to apply is determined by the distance from the trunk to the drip line of the tree. Consult the chart on the label for the proper rate.

What can I use it on? Vegetables and herbs, such as cucurbits, fruiting vegetables, cole crops, leafy vegetables, legume vegetables and root vegetables. On berry crops and grapes, and on tree and nut crops, including bananas, citrus, pome fruits, pomegranates, stone fruits, tree nuts and tropical fruit.

What is the pre-harvest interval? It varies by crop from 6 days to 45 days. See label for complete instructions.

What precautions should be observed? Do not make more than one application per year. Do not apply near lakes, ponds, rivers or streams. Children and pets may re-enter the treated area when the spray has dried. Use on outdoor plants only.

When is the best time to use Fruit Tree & Vegetable Systemic Soil Drench? On vegetables and herbs, apply at the time of transplant or shortly after seedling emergence. On berries and grapes, apply at first sign of infestation, preferably before damage from feeding occurs. On tree crops, apply at first sign of infestation. Do not apply until after trees have flowered or when bees are actively foraging

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Fruit Tree Spray Plus

What is Fruit Tree Spray Plus? It is a combination of 70% Neem Oil and natural pyrethrins that provide knock-down and residual insect control. It is considered to be an insecticide, miticide and fungicide, and also controls the eggs of insects. It is effective on the larval and adult stages of insects.

What does Fruit Tree Spray Plus Control? Many insects such as aphids, scales, mealybugs, whiteflies, caterpillars, fungus gnats, stink bugs, ants, mites and many other insect pests. It also controls diseases such as powdery mildew, downy mildew, leaf spots, rusts and many others.

How often do I use Fruit Tree Spray Plus? Every 7–14 days when disease or insect pressure is high. Start treatment at the first sign of insects or disease.

What can I use Fruit Tree Spray Plus on? Fruits, nuts, vegetables, herbs, spices, roses, houseplants, flowers, shrubs and turf.

At what rate do I use Fruit Tree Spray Plus? Apply 2 Tbsp (1 fl oz) per gallon of water. Thoroughly apply to all leaf surfaces including the undersides of the leaves.

What precautions do I use with Fruit Tree Spray Plus? Do not use more than 1 time per day on the same plant or more than 10 times per season. Most effective when applied early in the morning or late afternoon. Don’t apply if temperature is below 45° F. Do not let children or pets into the treated area until the spray has dried.

How is Fruit Tree Spray Plus packaged?
It comes in a pint and a quart container. Also it is available in a 1 pint Ready-To-Spray (attaches to a water hose) container.

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Products G – I

Go-Die® Gopher Bait II

What is Go-Die Gopher Bait II? It is a grain bait based on zinc phosphide used for the control of gophers that damage the landscape and lawns.

How do I use Go-Die Gopher Bait II? This bait must be applied directly into the burrow, and it must be completely buried. Do not apply around the hole at the soil surface since the gopher doesn’t feed there, and other animals or birds may eat it. A probe of pointed metal or wood can be used to locate burrows adjacent to the surface diggings. Working in a circle, poke the probe into the soil just beyond the mound until you feel it go into a burrow, then widen the hole with the probe and apply the bait into the opening. Apply about 1 tablespoon of bait to each burrow. For the most effective control, locate 3-4 burrows around the mounded area. The more burrows you bait, the higher the chances of the gopher eating the bait. After bait is applied, cover the opening with soil or other objects, such as a dirt clod or leaves, but prevent them from going back down the opening.

Note: Under no circumstances is Go Die Gopher Bait II to be placed on the soil surface.

What about secondary poisoning? Secondary poisoning occurs when another animal eats the poisoned animal and there is enough poison in the body to affect the animal that eats it. With Go-Die Gopher Bait II, the gopher dies below the soil surface and is never seen. Rarely are they eaten by a dog or cat. In the event that a gopher is eaten, the gopher has died before ingesting enough to harm a dog or cat.

What if pets of children accidentally get into Go-Die Gopher Bait II? For children, call the doctor immediately or your local poison control center. For pets, take immediately to your local veterinarian. Having the bottle label with you is always helpful to the physician or veterinarian.

Additional Precautions. Use only below ground. Do not use in gardens or where food or feed can be contaminated. Use only for the control of gopher

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Grass Getter®

What is Grass Getter? Grass Getter is a postemergence herbicide based on the active ingredient sethoxydim. It is widely used in agriculture as a systemic grass killer under the trade name Poast. Grass Getter selectively eliminates grasses out of broadleaf plants. (This is the opposite of 2,4-D products which selectively eliminate broadleaf weeds in grasses). Formerly, this product was named Poast.

What weeds does Grass Getter control? Grass Getter is used to control annual grasses and hard-to-kill perennial grasses such as bermudagrass, johnsongrass and quackgrass. In California and Arizona, it is especially effective on perennial bermudagrass. It also controls annual grasses.

What weeds are missed with a Grass Getter application? Grass Getter does not control broadleaf weeds, nutgrass or annual bluegrass.

How much Grass Getter should I apply? With a tank sprayer, mix 1 oz of Grass Getter with 1 gallon of water. This will treat approximately 1800 sq ft. Also add 1 oz of an oil concentrate, like Herbicide Helper to make the herbicide more effective.

Should I use a surfactant with Grass Getter? For good weed control, Herbicide Helper should be added at 1 oz per gallon of water. This is our brand of oil concentrate.

What can I use Grass Getter on? Grass Getter can be used over the top of flowers, bedding plants, shrubs, trees, groundcovers, and certain fruits and vegetables. (Check the label for specific varieties). There are more than 300 ornamental species listed on the Grass Getter label. Do not use Grass Getter on your turf grass lawn.

What species should Grass Getter not be used on? Care should be used around the following species: Azaleas (var. Snow), japanese privet, potentilla, snow in summer, red oak, white oak and ornamental grasses.

Can I spray lawn weeds with it? No. Grass Getter should not be used on lawns because it kills grasses. Avoid drift onto lawns and desirable plants. If drift occurs, wash off foliage immediately with water.

Can I use Grass Getter on my dichondra lawn? Yes.

Can I spray Grass Getter over the top of bedding plants, shrubs, etc? Yes, Grass Getter may be applied over desirable plants infested by weedy grasses. Do not exceed dosage rate per gallon of spray.

When is the best time to apply Grass Getter? Apply when the weeds are young and actively growing. A second application 7-14 days after the first may be needed on some perennial grasses.

What can I expect to see once I apply Grass Getter? Once applied, the grass stops growing. It will turn a reddish color, then yellow, and will die in 1-3 weeks time.

Is Grass Getter temperature responsive? Yes, Grass Getter works faster in warmer temperatures than in cooler temperatures.

How long until I can turn on the sprinklers after applying Grass Getter? Wait at least 1 hr. before watering after application. Avoid applying Grass Getter if rain is expected in the next few hours.

RATE TABLE

Rate Table for Grass Getter.

1 oz. = 2 Tablespoons

How is Grass Getter packaged? Grass Getter is sold in ½ pint, pint and gallon sizes. It is now available in a handy Grass Getter Twin Pack, with the herbicide and oil concentrate together. These new Twin Pack sizes are sold in ½ pint and 1 pint sizes.

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Grass Getter® Twin Pack

What is Grass Getter Twin Pack? The Twin Pack box contains one bottle of Grass Getter, a postemergence herbicide, and one bottle of Herbicide Helper surfactant.Grass Getter selectively eliminates grasses out of broadleaf plants. (This is the opposite of 2,4-D products which selectively elimina te broadleaf weeds in grasses). The Herbicide Helper surfactant helps the herbicide penetrate into the leaf surface of the weed.

What weeds does Grass Getter control? Grass Getter is used to control annual grasses and hard-to-kill perennial grasses such as bermudagrass, johnsongrass and quackgrass. In California and Arizona, it is especially effective on perennial bermudagrass. It also controls annual grasses.

What weeds are missed with a Grass Getter application? Grass Getter does not control broadleaf weeds, nutgrass or annual bluegrass.

How much Grass Getter should I apply? With a tank sprayer, mix 1 oz. of Grass Getter with 1 gallon of water. This will treat approx. 1800 sq. ft. Adding 1 oz of Herbicide Helper will make the herbicide more effective.

What can I use Grass Getter on? Grass Getter can be used over the top of flowers, bedding plants, shrubs, trees, groundcovers, and certain fruits and vegetables. (Check the label for specific varieties). There are more than 300 ornamental species listed on the Grass Getter label. Do not use Grass Getter on your turf grass lawn.

What species should Grass Getter not be used on? Care should be used around the following species: Azaleas (var. Snow), japanese privet, potentilla, snow in summer, red oak, white oak and ornamental grasses.

Can I spray lawn weeds with it? No. Grass Getter should not be used on lawns because it kills grasses. Avoid drift onto lawns and desirable plants. If drift occurs, wash off foliage immediately with water.

Can I use Grass Getter on my dichondra lawn? Yes.

Can I spray Grass Getter over the top of bedding plants, shrubs, etc? Yes, Grass Getter may be applied over desirable plants infested by weedy grasses. Do not exceed dosage rate per gallon of spray.

When is the best time to apply Grass Getter? Apply when the weeds are young and actively growing. A second application 7-14 days after the first may be needed on some perennial grasses.

What can I expect to see once I apply Grass Getter? Once applied, the grass stops growing. It will turn a reddish color, then yellow and will die in 1-3 weeks time.

Is Grass Getter temperature responsive? Yes, Grass Getter works faster in warmer temperatures than in cooler temperatures.

How long until I can turn on the sprinklers after applying Grass Getter? Wait at least 1 hr. before watering after application. Avoid applying Grass Getter if rain is expected in the next few hours.

RATE TABLE

Grass Getter Twin Pack Rate Table

1 oz. = 2 Tablespoons

How is Grass Getter packaged? Grass Getter is sold in ½ pint, pint and gallon sizes. This handy Twin Pack with the herbicide and oil concentrate together is sold in ½ pint and 1 pint sizes.

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Green Tree Nutriboosters

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Herbicide Helper (Oil Concentrate)

What is Herbicide Helper? It is a surfactant material which is a combination of crop oil (petroleum based) and a non-ionic surfactant. It is used as a herbicide spreader and penetrant to improve the wetting of the foliage, resulting in better and faster weed control.

When do I use Herbicide Helper? It can be used with non-selective herbicides such as glyphosate, and selective materials such as Grass Getter (Poast®) whose label suggests the usage of such materials.

At what rate do I use Herbicide Helper? Use one oz. per 3–5 gallons of mixed spray

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Honey Bee Attractant

What is Honey Bee Attractant? This is a pheromone to direct worker bees to sources of food. It is designed to increase pollination, thereby improving crop yield. It can be used in orchards, gardens, greenhouses and nurseries.

How is it used? Open the pouch and remove the lure (use gloves, and don’t touch the lure). Open the top of the lure and attach the twist tie to the lure. Hang one lure every 200 sq. ft.

When do I use Honey Bee Attractant? Apply at the start of the bloom period. If the bloom period is prolonged, replace the lure every 2-3 weeks. Do not use pesticides when bees are present.

How is Honey Bee Attractant packaged? There are 3 lures per box.

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Indoor Fly Trap & Lure

What is an Indoor Fly Trap? Flies are the most common pest inside the home. They are attracted to light around windows, making this is the best place to trap them. Indoor Fly Trap is effective on all types of flies.

How are they used? Just peel the white strip from the back of the trap. Place the trap to the side or corner of a window pane, then peel away the front release paper to expose the sticky catching area. The more traps used, the better the results. Replace the traps when full or after 3 months.

How are Indoor Fly Traps packaged? There are 4 traps per box.

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Products J – L

Lady Bug Attractant

What is Lady Bug Attractant? Lady But Attractant is a pheromone lure that acts as a natural magnet, signaling to beneficial insects (such as lady bugs) that there are insects in the vicinity to eat. They can be used throughout the season to keep beneficial insects in your garden. If you buy commercial lady bugs, it will help keep them in your garden – not your neighbors.

How are they used? Use gloves when removing the lure from the pouch and while handling it. Open the top and attach the twist tie to the lure. Attach to any plant where aphids or other insects are present. Lures will cover up to 6 feet in diameter. Replace the lures every 2-3 weeks.

What precautions do I use? Do not use insecticidal sprays since they can harm the beneficial insects you attract.

Are Asiatic Lady Bugs attracted by this lure? No.

How are they packaged? Each box contains 3 lures and 3 twist ties.

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Liqui-Cop®

What is Liqui-Cop? Liqui-Cop is a liquid copper fungicide known as Copper-Count-N, which is widely used in agriculture for the prevention of diseases on a number of crops. Liqui-Cop is used on dormant almonds, apricots, cherries and peaches to control brown rot, blossom blight, shot hole, peach leaf curl and other diseases. It is used on citrus to control brown rot. It can also be used on vegetables and ornamentals to control various foliar diseases.

How does Liqui-Cop work? Liqui-Cop is a gel formulation. It is sprayed on, providing a protective coating of copper ions to protect the tree from disease infection. On stone fruits, it is applied during the dormant period to give disease protection in the spring after the leaves appear. It should not be applied to fruit trees after full bud swell. For fruit and vegetable applications, it is best used as a preventive fungicide so it should be applied before the disease is apparent. Thoroughly spray deciduous trees. A slightly blue tint will appear on the bark after application.

What about the use of Liqui-Cop on citrus? Citrus trees in California get a disease called brown rot. This occurs in the fall and has a black, sooty appearance on the leaves and fruit. To prevent this disease, Liqui-Cop should be applied in the early fall before the rains.

Is Liqui-Cop a copper sulfate? No. Liqui-Cop is a true liquid compound based on a copper ammonia complex. It is the only true liquid available on the market.

Do I need to mix Liqui-Cop with lime? No. Liqui-Cop is normally used alone without other additives. It can be mixed with oils (like Saf‑T‑Side® Horticultural Oil) to control insect eggs when used on dormant fruit trees or on citrus.

Is Liqui-Cop the same as Bordeaux? No. Bordeaux, which is a powder, is a combination of copper sulfate and lime. Liqui-Cop is a true liquid and a completely different chemical compound. It gives the same or better control than Bordeaux.

Will Liqui-Cop wash off in rain? Once applied and allowed to dry on the tree, Liqui-Cop is extremely hard to wash off. The gel formulation is intended to prevent water from washing it off. During extremely wet years, however, a second application just before bud swell is recommended.

Does Liqui-Cop have an odor or stain? Liqui-Cop has no odor, but it does stain. If you get it on a light-colored painted surface, it will probably leave a blue tint. This can be easily removed with household ammonia.

How is Liqui-Cop packaged? Liqui-Cop is available in both pint and quart size containers. In some states, Liqui-Cop is available in a quart RTS (Ready-To-Spray) bottle.

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Liqui-Cop® RTS

What is Liqui-Cop RTS? Liqui-Cop is a liquid copper fungicide known as Copper-Count-N, which is widely used in agriculture for the prevention of diseases on a number of crops. Liqui-Cop is used on dormant almonds, apricots, cherries and peaches to control brown rot, blossom blight, shot hole, peach leaf curl and other diseases. It is used on citrus to control brown rot. It can also be used on vegetables and ornamentals to control various foliar diseases.

How does Liqui-Cop RTS work? Liqui-Cop is a gel formulation. It is sprayed on, providing a protective coating of copper ions to protect the tree from disease infection. On stone fruits, it is applied during the dormant period to give disease protection in the spring after the leaves appear. It should not be applied to fruit trees after full bud swell. For fruit and vegetable applications, it is best used as a preventive fungicide so it should be applied before the disease is apparent. Thoroughly spray deciduous trees. A slightly blue tint will appear on the bark after application.

What about the use of Liqui-Cop RTS on citrus? Citrus trees in California get a disease called brown rot. This occurs in the fall and has a black, sooty appearance on the leaves and fruit. To prevent this disease, Liqui-Cop should be applied in the early fall before the rains.

Is Liqui-Cop RTS a copper sulfate? No. Liqui-Cop is a true liquid compound based on a copper ammonia complex. It is the only true liquid available on the market.

Is Liqui-Cop RTS the same as Bordeaux? No. Bordeaux, which is a powder, is a combination of copper sulfate and lime. Liqui-Cop is a true liquid and a completely different chemical compound. It gives the same or better control than Bordeaux.

Will Liqui-Cop RTS wash off in rain? Once applied and allowed to dry on the tree, Liqui-Cop is extremely hard to wash off. The gel formulation is intended to prevent water from washing it off. During extremely wet years, however, a second application just before bud swell is recommended.

Does Liqui-Cop RTS have an odor or stain? Liqui-Cop has no odor, but it does stain. If you get it on a light-colored painted surface, it will probably leave a blue tint. This can be easily removed with household ammonia.

How is Liqui-Cop RTS packaged? Liqui-Cop RTS is only available in the quart RTS (Ready-To-Spray) bottle. (Not available in some states). Liqui-Cop concentrate is available in both pint and quart size containers.

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Products M

Magnify

What is Magnify? It is an activator/penetrant surfactant formulated with ammonium salts, non-ionic surfactants and anti-foaming agents. It enhances the biological activity of herbicides by increasing the leaf-surface penetration, increasing the speed and effectiveness of control. It is used with glyphosate and most other general herbicides.

What rate do I use Magnify? For back pack and all hand-held sprayers, use 1/2 – 1-1/4 ounce per gallon or finished spray solution.

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Mark-It Blue

What is Mark It Blue? This product is used as a spray solution colorant to show where you have sprayed your pesticide or fertilizer. Using Mark It Blue avoids overlapping sprays and missing spots, and alerts you to direction of drift if spraying in a breeze. The blue color breaks down in heat and sunlight (the more of each the faster the breakdown). It will not permanently stain foliage or skin, but if spilled on fabric, should be washed off before it has a chance to dry.

At what rate do I use Mark It Blue? Use 1 oz of Mark It Blue per gallon of mixed spray. Rate can vary depending on how much you need the blue to show during application.

Always read entire label before use.

Monterey - Nature's Own Spray Helper

What is Nature’s Own Spray Helper? Monterey – Nature’s Own Spray Helper is an adjuvant. Adjuvants are products that are added to a spray mixture to make it more effective.

How does Nature’s Own Spray make my pest control spray more effective? Monterey – Nature’s Own Spray Helper is a spreader/sticker. When water is sprayed on a leaf, it has a tendency to bunch up into big droplets on the leaf surface. With the use of Nature’s Own, the water droplets (which contain the spray material) spread out on the leaf surface, thus the name “spreader.” By spreading out over the leaf surface, the plant is exposed to more of the active ingredients when you spray. Nature’s Own also acts as a “sticker,” which means it sticks to the leaf after the water has dried out. This makes the spray more resistant to rainfall or irrigation wash off.

What do I use Nature’s Own with? Primarily fungicides, insecticides, and foliar fertilizers. It also helps with some herbicides. If the herbicide you are using calls for an oil concentrate, Nature’s Own is not the product to use. In this case, you should use Herbicide Helper, which is a penetrating surfactant as well as a spreader.

How much Nature’s Own should I use? Mix ½ teaspoons per gallon mixed pesticide or fertilizer solution. As an example, if you have a 2-gallon sprayer, add one teaspoon.

What about using Nature’s Own with foliar fertilizers? Nature’s Own is a good choice, because you will get better fertilizer uptake when the fertilizer is spread uniformly over the leaf’s surface. Also it will make the fertilizer less resistant to runoff by irrigation or rainfall so they can be fully utilized by the plant.

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Monterey Ant Control

What is Monterey Ant Control? It is a pelletized bait that contains iron phosphate and spinosad. It is specially formulated to control various ant species while also controlling earwigs, cutworms, sowbugs, pillbugs, crickets, snails and slugs.

Where can I use Monterey Ant Control? It can be used around vegetables, fruit trees, citrus, berries, ornamentals, shrubs, flowers, trees, lawns, gardens, non-commercial greenhouses, and around the home. It is not to be used indoors.

How do I use Monterey Ant Control? Scatter the bait on the soil at the rate of 1/2-1 lb per 1000 sq ft. Do not apply more than 3 times in a 30 day period. Re-apply after heavy rains or watering. On vegetables and fruit crops, don’t apply within 3 days of harvest.

Is Monterey Ant Control Organic? It is both OMRI listed, and NOP approved, so it can be used in organic gardening.

What Ants are controlled? All ants except fire ants, harvester ants, pharaoh’s ants and carpenter ants. We are working to get most of these added to the controlled list.

How is Monterey Ant Control packaged? It comes in a 1 lb container and a 2-1/2 lb shaker jug.

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Monterey B.t.

What is Monterey B.t.? It is a naturally occurring material based on the bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies kurstaki. These naturally occurring products were discovered in the 1960’s and have been used ever since for worm and caterpillar control. When the insects ingest the product, it causes a disease in their gut, causing them to stop feeding and eventually die. The bacteria in Monterey B.t. is 98.35% active (at least 6 million viable spores per mg.)

What can I use Monterey B.t. on? All fruits and vegetables, ornamentals, shade trees, flowers etc.

What insects are controlled? Only Lepidoptera insects (caterpillars and worm type insects.)

How is Monterey B.t. applied? Mix with water and apply with a sprayer at 5-7 day intervals while insects are active. The product must be eaten by the insects to be effective. It is best to treat when the insects are small. It can be used up to and on the day of harvest.

Is Monterey B.t. OMRI Listed? Yes.

What rate do I use? For fruits and vegetables, use 1.5 oz. per 3 gallons of water (1 Tbsp per gallon) and apply to 1000 sq ft.
On ornamentals, apply at 2 oz per 3 gallons of water (4 tsp per gallon).

What precautions should be taken? Once mixed with water, use all the spray mixture within 24 hours. Thorough leaf coverage is necessary. This product is slow to kill the insects so you may see them after applying the product, even though they have quit feeding.

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Monterey B.t. RTU

What is Monterey B.t. RTU? It is a naturally occurring material based on the bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies kurstaki. These naturally-occurring products were discovered in the 1960’s and have been used ever since for worm and caterpillar control. When the insects ingest the product, it causes a disease in their gut, causing them to stop feeding and eventually die. The bacteria in Monterey B.t. RTU is 98.35% active (at least 6 million viable spores per mg.)

What can I use Monterey B.t. RTU on? All fruits and vegetables, ornamentals, shade trees, flowers etc.

What insects are controlled? Only Lepidoptera insects (caterpillars and worm type insects.)

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Monterey Brush & Vine Control

What is Monterey Brush & Vine Control? It is a herbicide based on the active ingredient triclopyr designed to control brush, vines, and perennial weeds in non-crop areas such as around homes, cabins, fences, walkways etc.

What will Monterey Brush & Vine Control kill? Over 50 woody plants and vines including poison ivy, alder, blackberry, cottonwood, honeysuckle, mesquite, sumac, wild rose and others. Also, 20 perennial broadleaf weeds are on the label such as bindweed, canada thistle, clover, horsetail, oxalis and wild violet.

How do I use Monterey Brush & Vine Control? Apply as a full-coverage foliar spray when plants are leafing out and actively growing. Thorough coverage of the plant is necessary. You may also want to use a surfactant (Herbicide Helper) to enhance control.

What rate do I use? Apply 4-8 ounces per gallon of water. Use the higher rate on older hard to control species. Spray at the rate of 1 gallon of spray mixture per 500 sq ft.

How do I kill tree stumps? Apply undiluted to freshly cut tree stumps with a paint brush or as a spray. This will kill the stump and prevent re-sprouting.

What precautions should be observed? Do not use on or around edible crops. Avoid drift or spray onto desirable plants. Keep people and pets away from the area until the spray has dried. Rainfall within 24 hours may reduce the effectiveness. Slow acting taking 1-6 weeks for control.

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Monterey Consan® 20

What is Monterey Consan® 20 used for around the house? To wash interior and exterior walls, control odors in carpets, add to laundry for order-free sanitation, and as a spot disinfectant. It can also be added to paints as a mildewcide.

What is Monterey Consan® 20 used for in the garden? Monterey Consan® 20 is used to control plant diseases on grasses, trees, roses, crepe myrtles and other ornamentals. Use it to control Brown Canker on Roses, Anthracnose on Trees, Downy Mildew on African Violets, Crown Rot on African Violets and Phaleonopsis Orchids, Leaf Spot on Ferns and Begonias and Rust on Hawthorn.

Are there other uses for Monterey Consan® 20?

Yes.

  • SANITIZER-DEODORANT: Use in homes, nursing homes, hospitals, offices, schools, and institutions.
  • WALKWAYS: use to remove and control heavy algal growth on greenhouse or garden walkways
  • GARDEN BIRD BATHS: Use to remove built-up algae from an empty bird bath
  • EVAPORATIVE COOLERS: Use to control bacteria, algae, slime-forming fungi, and certain plant pathogens which may be circulated through the cooler.

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Monterey Garden Insect Spray

What is Monterey Garden Insect Spray? Monterey Garden Insect Spray is a new, environmentally-friendly insecticide made from naturally-occurring Spinosad. This new organic chemistry is now available for the homeowner and is a perfect replacement for some of the more traditional insecticide products. Spinosad, a byproduct of fermentation, was discovered in an abandoned rum distillery in Puerto Rico. Spinosad comes from a naturally-occurring actinomycete.

What is Monterey Garden Insect Spray used for? To control various insects in citrus, fruit and nut trees, vegetables, lawns, and ornamentals.

What insects are controlled? It is very effective on lepidoptera insects (caterpillars and worms). It controls leafminers, thrips, borers, colorado potato beetles, leafrollers, cornbores, sod webworms, armyworms, sawflies, gall midges, and many more.

On vegetables and fruit trees, how close to harvest can I apply? On most vegetables, 1 day before harvest. The minimum on fruit trees is 7-14 days. Consult the label for the exact time.

How many times should I apply in one season, and at what intervals? That depends on the level of infestation. On most vegetables and fruits, up to 6 applications can be made per season. These are spaced at 7 day intervals or more. On ornamentals and lawns, there are no restrictions.

How much do I use? The proper mixture is 2 oz (4 Tbsp) per gallon of water, applied thoroughly to the area to be treated. Spray foliage to the point of runoff. On vegetables, do not use more than 6 oz (12 Tbsp) in 3 gallons of spray per 1000 sq ft.

Is Monterey Garden Insect Spray OMRI Listed? Yes!

What about fruit trees for borer control? It is very effective on insects that get into stone fruit. Apply at 7-day intervals throughout the infestation period.

What about lawns? If armyworms and sod webworms are a big problem where you live, this is the product for you. Apply 6 oz in 3 gallons of water per 1000 sq ft. Delay watering and mowing for 24 hours after application.

What about fire ants? Monterey Garden Insect Spray can be used to control fire ants as an individual mound treatment. Apply 2 oz per gallon of water in a watering can or similar devise. Apply 1-2 gallons of this mixture per mound. Apply 10% around the mound and the remainder onto it. Do not disturb the mound before treatment. For best results, apply just after a recent rainfall when temperatures are between 65-85º F.

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Monterey Green Lawn Pigment

Directions for Use: Add water and desired amount to hand-held or power sprayers. Apply evenly to the lawn area. Apply 1/2 rate in one direction and 1/2 rate in the other to avoid streaks.

Rate: Apply 6–12 ounces per 1–2 gallons of water per 1,000 sq. ft. Adjust rates up or down to achieve the desired color.

Precautions: Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Don’t walk on the lawn until the application has dried. Avoid drift to sidewalks, patios, lawn furniture, swimming pools etc. Do not apply to wet turf. If accidentally spilled or sprayed, wash off immediately before it has a chance to dry. Clean all equipment immediately after use.

Warning: This product will stain (Keep off areas such as sidewalks, patios, driveways, fences, painted areas, etc.). Repeated or prolonged exposure to skin and eyes should be avoided as it may cause irritation. Applicators should always use proper safety equipment.

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Monterey Horticultural Oil

What is Monterey Horticultural Oil? It is a uniquely formulated paraffinic horticultural oil designed for both dormant & summer usages. It controls insects by suffocation rather than poisoning them.

I thought oils could only be used in the winter because they will burn the plant? No longer true! Today’s horticultural oils are specially formulated to be used during the summer months without causing burn.

How does Monterey Horticultural Oil differ from the other oils that are available to the homeowner? Most products of the past have been dormant oils. These are used on dormant trees to control eggs from mites, aphids, etc. The newer horticultural oils can be used year round. Monterey Horticultural Oil differs from these in that it is 80% oil & 20% surfactant. It looks like a thick cream in the container. The other horticultural oils are usually made up on 98% oil & 2% surfactant. The advantage of Monterey Horticultural Oil is with the 20% surfactant system. It is safer on the plant, does a better job of controlling insects, and stays mixed while you are spraying.

What else is unique about Monterey Horticultural Oil? Oils are rated by their distillation range, which is the temperature range in °F used in refining the product. This process affects the weight of the oil. For example: kerosene is a lighter oil than motor oil. Insecticidal oils have a distillation range of 415°-465° F. When distilled under 415° F, there is very poor insect control. Distillation above 465° F results in very high plant toxicity. Monterey Horticultural Oil is right in the middle of the range at 435° F. It is also micronized in the manufacturing process. Regular horticultural oils have a micron size of 700. Monterey Horticultural Oil is sheared to 50 microns (the smaller the number, the finer the particle size), which results in better plant coverage.

How does Monterey Horticultural Oil work? It controls the insect by suffocation. It will kill eggs, larvae & adult insects. However, you must physically spray the insect in order for it to be effective.

I use beneficial insects. Can I still use Monterey Horticultural Oil for insect control? Yes, most beneficial insects are highly mobile. They will generally leave when you start to spray, then return later. Because they must be physically covered to be killed, they are not harmed.

Will insects develop resistance to Monterey Horticultural Oil? No. Monterey Horticultural Oil is not a poisonous material. Insects do not eat it. It is a physical control that kills by suffocation. Therefore, insects do not develop resistance.

What types of insects does Monterey Horticultural Oil control? It is very effective on aphids, whiteflies, mites, mealy bugs, scales, etc. It gives poor control for caterpillars & worms. However, it does a very good job on the eggs of all insects.

Does Monterey Horticultural Oil give residual control? No. It only kills pests that are present when you spray. It does kill the insect eggs, however, so there is some residual control in that respect.

What can I use Monterey Horticultural Oil on? All ornamentals, vegetables, herbs, fruit tree, nut & vine crops.

How close to harvest can I use Monterey Horticultural Oil on my fruit trees & vegetables? Monterey Horticultural Oil can be used on the day of harvest.

What is the application rate for Monterey Horticultural Oil? The normal rate is 2.5–5 Tbs per gallon of water. Thorough coverage of the insect & the underside of the leaves is necessary for maximum control. Use the higher rate of application (5 Tbsp) initially, then follow up with the lower rate (2 1/2 Tbsp) until control is achieved.

Can I mix Monterey Horticultural Oil with other pesticides? Yes & No. Although it is safe to combine with most pesticides, DO NOT mix with fertilizers, sulfur, Captan or Sevin®.

When I opened the bottle of Monterey Hort. Oil I smelled ammonia. Does this mean the product is contaminated? No, Ammonia is used in the manufacturing process. There may be a slight ammonia odor initially when the bottle is opened.

In what sizes can I get Monterey Horticultural Oil? It comes in pint, quart, gallon and a new RTS (Ready-To-Spray) quart container.

Is Monterey Horticultural Oil OMRI Listed? Yes.

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Monterey Lawn Fungicide

What is Monterey Lawn Fungicide? This is a liquid product based on the active ingredient, Myclobutanil. It both prevents and cures foliar diseases in turf.

Where can I use Monterey Lawn Fungicide? It is used only on lawn areas. It can be used on all species of turf.

What does Monterey Lawn Fungicide control? All major lawn diseases.

When do I apply Monterey Lawn Fungicide? Start treating when grass begins to turn green in the spring or when signs of disease are first noticed. Repeat every 2 weeks until the disease is under control.

What rate do I use? Since this is a RTS bottle. The rate is pre-calculated, so all you have to do is attach it to a hose and spray. One 32 oz (quart) bottle will treat 3000 sq ft.

What precaution do I follow? Use only on turf. Do not treat over 13 times per year. Do not apply in temperatures above 85° F. (Apply in the morning or evening when temperatures are lower) If rain or irrigation occurs before product has dried on the plant, you should re-apply. Keep pets and people off treated area until the spray has dried. Check before using on vinyl siding to see if a stain occurs. Do not use if staining is observed. Do not use over ponds or streams.

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Monterey M.S.O

What is Monterey M.S.O.? The M.S.O. stands for Methylate seed oil. Monterey M.S.O. is a combination of seed oil and non-ionic surfactants to be used with herbicides for improved penetration of the waxy leaf cuticle. It is especially effective with herbicides containing quinclorac, glyphosate and other herbicides. The seed oil replaces the petroleum oil that is in other crop oil concentrates.

At what rate do I use Monterey M.S.O.? Apply at 1 oz per gallon of finished spray solution.

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Monterey Neem Oil RTU

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Lawn and Garden Products, Inc.
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Fresno, California 93745-5000
USA

Phone: 559-499-2100

Fax: 559-499-1015

Email: info@montereylawngarden.com

Monterey Nematode Control

What is Monterey Nematode Control? Monterey Nematode Control is used for the control of plant parasitic nematodes in home gardens and lawns. It is a liquid, naturally-occurring product, Saponins of Quilloja Saponaria, which comes from the bark of a South American tree called Quilloja. It is OMRI approved.

How is Monterey Nematode Control Used? Mix the desired amount with water and spray or soil drench to treat the area. Irrigate the soil before treatment. Lightly irrigate the area again after treatment. For trees and shrubs, apply to at least 1/2 the area of the drip line of the tree or to the entire area under the canopy of the tree. A single application can be made in the spring during early root growth and again in the fall after harvest. For other plants, apply to the entire growing area of the plant. Apply every 7–14 days for up to 10 weeks in the spring, followed by a single application after harvest.

How do I use in on lawns? Apply with 9 oz in 3-7 gallons of water per 1000 sq. ft. Repeat every 5–10 days or 2–4 times within 60 days. Do not water for 12 hours after application.

What plants can I use Monterey Nematode Control on? It can be used pre-planting, or on established plants such as berries, citrus, grapes, nut trees, fruit trees, cole crops, cucurbit crops, fruity vegetables, leafy vegetables, bulb vegetables, root and tuber vegetables, ornamentals and lawns. It can be used up to the day of harvest.

What rate do I use? The normal rate is 8 oz of Monterey Nematode Control in 6 gallons of water per 1000 sq ft.

What precautions should be observed? Apply solution within 3 hours once it has been mixed with water. Don’t apply if heavy rains are expected within 24 hours as it could move the product past the root zone. Don’t use with beneficial nematodes.

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Monterey Once A Year Insect Control II

What is Monterey Once A Year Insect Control II? This is a systemic insecticide containing the active ingredient imidacloprid. Once applied to the soil it is absorbed by the roots and moves up into the tree or shrubs, killing the insects that feed on the leaves or branches.

What can I use Monterey Once A Year Insect Control II on? All outdoor trees and shrubs. It can also be used on the following fruit and nut trees, apples, crabapples, pecan, loquat, mayhew, quince, ornamental pear, and pears.

What insects does this product control on trees and shrubs? The common ones are adelgids, leaf beetles, leaf hoppers (including the Emerald Ash borer) leafminers, mealybugs, pine tip moth, Japanese beetles, scales, thrips, white flies and many others.

How do I use Monterey Once A Year Insect Control II? Use as a soil drench. Mix the desired amount in a bucket or water can and apply beneath the tree or shrub around the root systems. Refill the bucket to clean it and pour this also around the roots. This can be done any time of year.

What rate do I use? Check the label, generally for trees its 1oz per inch of tree diameter measured at chest height and for shrubs it’s 3 oz. per foot of height.

What precaution should I follow? Do not use on soils that are frozen, waterlogged or saturated. Do not use near lakes, streams, rivers or ponds. Application to trees or shrubs heavily infested may not prevent their eventual loss due to existing pest damage and tree trees.

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Monterey Perc-O-Late Plus

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Lawn and Garden Products, Inc.
P.O. Box 35000
Fresno, California 93745-5000
USA

Phone: 559-499-2100

Fax: 559-499-1015

Email: info@montereylawngarden.com

Monterey Rose & Flower Insect Spray

What is Monterey Rose & Flower Insect Spray? It is an aerosol formulation of synthetic pyrethroids for outdoor use on ornamental plants, shrubs and vines. It provides rapid knockdown and kill of undesired insects with effective residual control.

What does Monterey Rose & Flower Insect Spray control? Common insects such as aphids, caterpillars, gypsy moths, japanese beetles, red spider mites, stinkbugs, whiteflies, etc. In fact there are 45 insects listed on the label.

How do I use Monterey Rose & Flower Insect Spray? Hold the aerosol can 24-36 inches away from the plant. Lightly mist plants. Avoid excessive wetting. Try to spray both sides of the leaves.

What precautions do I follow? Don’t use on edible crops. For outdoor use only. Do not spray if the temperature is above 90°F. Don’t apply if windy so the spray blows back on the applicator.

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Monterey Rose & Flower Spray Plus

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Lawn and Garden Products, Inc.
P.O. Box 35000
Fresno, California 93745-5000
USA

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Email: info@montereylawngarden.com

Products N – P

No Cat Zone®

What is No Cat Zone? No Cat Zone is a cat repellent based on naturally occurring garlic and citronella oils.

How does it work? No Cat Zone drives cats away without harming them. It is a granular product and is applied at 1 tablespoon/10 sq. feet. The 8oz. box will treat 500 sq. feet. The product is to be spread evenly and not placed in piles.

Where should I apply it to get rid of cats going where I don’t want them to? Apply No Cat Zone to areas where cats congregate, but are not wanted. It becomes effective after a few days. At first cats may pay extra attention to the treated area, because it’s in their territory. However, after a few days they will avoid the area giving up their territory because of the persistent odor.

How long will it last? Depending on weather conditions one application should last about 3-4 weeks. If heavy rainfall occurs retreat the area.

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No Foam® A

What is No Foam A & No Foam B? Both products are non-ionic surfactants that are a spreader activator and are biodegradable. No Foam B also contains a buffering agent. No Foam A is a 90% non-ionic surfactant while No Foam B is a 25% non-ionic surfactant.

Why use No Foam A or No Foam B? They are used to increase the efficiency of various plant protection products by providing optimum wetting and spreading. No Foam A is used with all pesticides and fertilizers, while No Foam B is primarily used with insecticides and fungicides which may be affected by the spray water pH. They both contain a no foaming agent.

What rates do I use? No Foam A is used at 1/8 – 1/2 teaspoon per gallon of water. No Foam B is used at 1/4 to 3 teaspoons per gallon of water

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No Foam® B

What is No Foam A & No Foam B? Both products are non-ionic surfactants that are a spreader activator and are biodegradable. No Foam B also contains a buffering agent. No Foam A is a 90% non-ionic surfactant while No Foam B is a 25% non-ionic surfactant.

Why use No Foam A or No Foam B? They are used to increase the efficiency of various plant protection products by providing optimum wetting and spreading. No Foam A is used with all pesticides and fertilizers, while No Foam B is primarily used with insecticides and fungicides which may be affected by the spray water pH. They both contain a no foaming agent.

What rates do I use? No Foam A is used at 1/8 – 1/2 teaspoon per gallon of water. No Foam B is used at 1/4 to 3 teaspoons per gallon of water

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Odor Eliminator RTU

What is Odor Eliminator RTU?
Odor Eliminator is a combination of enzymes that reacts with the source of organic odors to eliminate them.

What kind of odors does it eliminate?
Odors caused by vomit, feces, urine, smoke, dead animal carcasses, rotting garbage, etc.

How do I use Odor Eliminator RTU?
As much as possible, remove the source of the odor, then apply Odor Eliminator RTU. Spray where it can chemically work on the odor’s source. This product can be used around garbage cans and dumpsters, and on walls, carpets, floors, crawl spaces, bathrooms, urinals, kennels, dog and cat sleeping quarters, etc.

How do you apply Odor Eliminator RTU?
It comes in a Ready-To-Use (RTU) hand-pump sprayer.

Will Odor Eliminator stain?
Not generally, but on an expensive surface, it is recommended that you first test it on a small area.

What else should I know about Odor Eliminator RTU?
It is water-soluble, biodegradable, non-polluting and non-toxic. Because it’s a combination of enzymes, it works at all temperatures.

What precaution should I take?
Remove pets and livestock when treating kennels, barns, sleeping areas, etc. Wait until the spray has dried before allowing them to re-enter the area. Do not use where it will come in contact with food or food preparation surfaces.

Where can I get more information on Odor Eliminator RTU?
Contact our office at 559-499-2100, or fax a request to 559-499-2113

 

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Olive Fruit Fly Trap & Lure

What is Olive Fruit Fly Trap & Lure? It is a trap and lure system for the olive fruit fly that appeared in California in 1998. The maggots burrow into the fruit making it unusable. It is a sex pheromone that attracts the moth and a sticky trap to determine the time and number trapped. It can be used as a monitor to determine when to begin spraying with Monterey Garden Insect Spray.

How do I use the system? Make a small hole in the plastic sex lure. Then punch a ¼ inch hole in the clear pouch to activate the food lure. Attach a hanger to the two lures, peal the release paper from the yellow sticky trap and hang in the tree hanger.

Where do I hang the traps? Place 1–2 feet into the canopy in an area free of foliage about 12 inches around the trap. You can anchor the bottom of the sticky trap with the extra hanger.

When do I start trapping? As early as late February in some areas. If used for monitoring, a single trap for numerous trees will be ok. Dispose of traps when full of insects or the food source is gone.

How is Olive Fruit Fly Trap & Lure Purchased? There are two complete trap and lure systems per box.

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Pantry Moth Trap & Lure

What is Pantry Moth Trap & Lure? Pantry Moth Trap & Lure is a pheromone sex attractant that captures the male flour moths such as the indian meal moth, mediterranean flourmoth, almond moth and raisin moth. These moths lay eggs in cracks and crevasses near food on shelves, in cupboards, in pantries etc. The use of this trap & lure will attract the male moths. By preventing their mating, populations are reduced, thus avoiding the need to use of chemical controls.

How are they used? Just peel the release paper from the trap and assemble. Place the lure in the trap. Do not touch the lure. Set traps where moths have been seen. Use at least two traps all year round, but no more than 4 traps in a home at one time. Replace traps every 3 months, or sooner if full of insects.

How is pantry moth trap & lure packaged? Each box contains two complete trap and lures.

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Peach Tree Borer Trap & Lure

What is Peach Tree Borer Trap & Lure? It is a trapping system using a sex pheromone to trap the male borer moth. You can then determine when to start your spray schedule to control the moths before they do damage to your trees or fruit.

Are other tree borers affected other than the peach tree borers? Yes. It works on borers such as the dogwood borer, western and eastern lilac borer, rhododendron borer and many others.

How do I use the Peach Tree Borer Trap & Lure? Attach hanger. Pull the trap apart by the top and bottom flaps. Open the lure packet and place one lure on the inside upper surface of the trap. (Do not touch the lure.) Hang the trap in the tree 1–2 feet inside the tree canopy.

When do I start trapping? Place traps in trees 1–2 weeks before bud break. Check every 2–3 days for trapped moths. Begin spray schedule when you start to see trapped moths. Dispose of traps when full of insects or at least every 3 months.

How is Peach Tree Borer Trap & Lure packaged? There are 2 complete traps and lures per box.

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PyGanic® Gardening

What is PyGanic1.4 EC? It is a 1.4% natural liquid pyrethrin insecticide, a botanical extract from a species of the chrysanthemum plant family. It is the only OMRI approved pyrethrin on the market. It can be used by organic growers as well as conventional growers and homeowners that want an environmentally sensitive insecticide.

Where can I use PyGanic? This product has a wide range of usages. It is approved for use on over 200 fruits and vegetables and tree nuts. It can be used on all growing crops both outdoor or in the greenhouse, also on home vegetable gardens, fruit trees and indoor ornamentals. It can be used around live stock and poultry, it is safe to use in barns, dairies and poultry houses. All of these usages are OMRI approved so it can used by commercial organic growers. It can be used up to the day of harvest.

What insects does PyGanic control? A wide variety including ants, aphids, caterpillars, worms, beetles, flies, cockroaches, moths, ticks, earwigs, mosquitoes, Japanese beetles, thrips, spiders, wasps, whiteflies to name a few. In fact there are over 100 insects listed on the label.

At what rate do I use PyGanic? It is easy to use. Agriculturally you can use it alone at 1-4 pints per acre or for smaller usages the rate is 1-2 ounces per gallon of water. There are no annual limits on frequency of applications. Consult the label for usage in livestock barns, dairies, etc.

What precautions do I observe? PyGanic is toxic to fish, so keep away from water containing fish.

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Products Q – S

Remuda® Full Strength

What is Remuda Full Strength? Remuda is a 41% concentrate of glyphosate herbicide the same active ingredient as Roundup®. It is a non-selective systemic material that controls both broadleaf weeds and grasses. Remuda is systemic so it goes through the leaves to kill the underground roots.

Which weeds does Remuda control? Most all green tissue is affected. Therefore do not get it on desired plants or they will be killed. Remuda does not provide good control of nutgrass, malva (cheese weed) and ivy.

How does Remuda work? Remuda must be absorbed into the plant to control it. Generally, it takes about 4 days on young annuals and 7 days or more on perennial plants/weeds. The warmer the temperature, the faster Remuda works.

Should a surfactant be added in the tank mix? No. Remuda already contains a surfactant.

How much time is recommended between application and rainfall or irrigation? Give it at least 6 hours to become rain fast.

Does Remuda have residual control? No. It controls through the plant foliage; It has no soil activity, so controlling weeds that germinate after the application will require another treatment.

What rate do I apply Remuda? Remuda does have the best rate range of any glyphosate product on the market. Spray to cover the weeds thoroughly.

For young annual weeds – 2 Tbsp per gal. of water
For general weed control – 5 Tbsp per gal. of water
For hard to kill weeds such as perennials, trees, and bushes – 26 Tbsp per gal. of water

When can I plant seeds after a Remuda application? We recommend a 7 day interval between treatment and seeding.

What precautions should I follow? Do not spray when the wind is blowing, and keep animals away from treated area until the spray has dried on the plant.
Accidental application to desired plants should be avoided, as it can injure or kill them.

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Sequestar® Iron 6%

What is Sequestar® Iron 6%? It is a dry fully chelated water soluble granular 6% iron. The chelating agent is EDDHA, the top of the line in chelating materials. It is especially effective in alkaline soils, but also works effectively in acid soil conditions. It is used to correct and prevent iron deficiency in plants.

How is it applied? The best way is as a soil drench. Dissolve the desired rate in water in a water can and pour around the drip line of the plant. Move into the soil by irrigation or rainfall.

At what rate do I use Sequestar® Iron 6%? On trees (ornamentals, fruit and nut trees, citrus, etc.) apply 1/2 – 2 oz for each inch of trunk diameter measured at chest level.

  • For shrubs (including berries, grapes, roses, etc.) apply 2 oz for small shrubs and 2 oz per inch of diameter for large shrubs.
  • To bedding plants, vegetables, groundcovers, etc. apply 2 oz per 100 sq. ft. or band 2 – 4 ounces per 100 feet of row.
  • For lawns apply 4 – 8 oz in 2 gallons of water per 1000 sq ft.
  • Potted plants apply 1/4 teaspoon per 8 inch pot or 1/2 teaspoon per 12 inch pot.

Can I use it on hydroponics? Yes. Use 4 oz per 100 gallons of water. Apply monthly.

What precautions should I take? Sequestar® Iron 6% may stain certain surfaces. If applied to plant foliage, phytotoxicity may occur.

Further information. Sequestar® Iron 6% is readily available to the plant so it can cure iron chlorosis of deep rooted plants fairly quickly. Once the deficiency is overcome, treat every 3 – 4 months at a lower rate to prevent its return. With all micronutrients, smaller dosages at more frequent intervals is better than a massive dose at one time.

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Sluggo®

What is Sluggo?
Sluggo is an organic product used to control slugs and snails. It was developed in Europe and offers an effective alternative to traditional snail and slug baits based on metaldehyde. The active ingredient in Sluggo is iron phosphate, which is actually a plant nutrient.

What are the advantages of using Sluggo?

  • Sluggo can be used around pets and wildlife
  • It remains effective after rainfall or irrigation
  • It can be used in vegetable gardens throughout the growing season and up to the day of harvest
  • Any product not consumed by the slugs and snails will biodegrade in the soil back to fertilizer (iron and phosphate).

How does Sluggo work? Sluggo is attractive to snails and slugs and lures them from their hiding places. Once it is consumed they stop feeding on plant material and die within 3-6 days. Unlike metaldehyde baits, dead snails may not be visible since they crawl back to hiding places to die. Sluggo is slower acting than other baits but once eaten, plant damage will stop immediately.

Where can I use Sluggo? Sluggo can be used in all areas in the garden; vegetable gardens, ornamental plantings, groundcovers, fruit and citrus trees, berries, lawn areas, greenhouses, etc.

Is Sluggo OMRI Listed? Yes! Sluggo is now OMRI Listed (Organic Materials Review Institute). OMRI listed products have been reviewed against standards developed by OMRI for assessing compliance with the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) Rule (7 CFR Part 205). Sluggo is also now approved by NOP for Organic Gardening so you will see the green leaf logo on it as well.

How and when should I apply? Since snails and slugs feed mostly at night, evening is the best time to apply Sluggo. Apply bait evenly at 1 lb. per 2000 sq ft. which equals 1 tsp per 2 square yards. Re-apply bait as it is consumed. Scatter the bait around or near plants. For potted plants apply ½ tsp per 9 inch pot.

Is Sluggo expensive? Sluggo is more expensive than metaldehyde baits, however, you will use less bait per area. Sluggo is also labeled for use around pets and wildlife so you won’t have to worry about poisoning your pets!

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Sluggo® Plus

What is Sluggo Plus? Sluggo Plus is a pelletal bait made from .97% iron phosphate and .07% spinosad. It is used for the control of not only snails and slugs but also earwigs, cutworms, sowbugs (roly poly) and pill bugs.

Where can I use Sluggo Plus? It is to be used outdoors around residential sites on outdoor ornamentals, lawns, vegetable gardens, around fruit trees and berries and in non-commercial greenhouses.

What rate do I use? Apply Sluggo Plus at ½ to 1lb per 1000 square feet. At the lower rate, 1lb will cover 2000 square feet. Use the higher rate if infestation is severe.

How do I apply Sluggo Plus? Scatter the bait on the ground near and around the plants to be protected. If the ground is extremely dry, wet the soil lightly before applying the bait. Evening is the best time to apply because the snails and slugs usually feed at night.

What precautions should I observe? Scatter Sluggo Plus®; Do not apply the bait in piles. Do not apply directly to water. Do not use more than 3 times in a 30-day period and do not apply within 3 days of harvest to an edible crop. Re-apply if heavy rain fall occurs.

Is Sluggo Plus an Organic Product? Both iron phosphate and Spinosad are OMRI Listed for organic gardening.

Can Sluggo Plus be used around pets and wildlife? Do not leave an open container where pets can get into it. Both products are non-toxic but simple precautions should be taken.

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Spider Trap

What are Spider Traps? These traps imitate an effective hiding place for spiders. When they wander in to hide or find food, they are trapped by the heavy sticky glue in the trap. Long term use will reduce the troubling infestation of the spiders.

Where are Spider Traps used? Place traps besides baseboards, around windows or other places spiders are found. Use in homes, RV’s, garages and patios, etc.

How are they used? Peel off the release paper and tuck tab along the edge to form a triangle. Set traps where spiders are seen. The side of the trap should always touch a wall for the best results. Replace every 3 months or sooner if full of spiders.

How are Spider Traps packaged? Each box contains 4 complete traps.

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Spray Tank Cleaner

What is Spray Tank Cleaner? Spray Tank Cleaner is a combination of soaps and other materials to remove and deactivate residual pesticide contamination from spray equipment. Many people use the same sprayer for herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, etc. Without the proper clean out of herbicide residue remaining in the sprayer and hoses, damage to plants can occure when the herbicide application is followed by an insecticide or other product. Also, without proper clean out, residue from some pesticides will corrode the sprayer. Use Spray Tank Cleaner before changing from one pesticide to another, or before storing equipment.

How do I use Spray Tank Cleaner? After use, fill sprayer with clean water. Mix 1-1/2 tablespoons of Spray Tank Cleaner per gallon of water. Shake and let sit for 15 minutes. Spray out the material on concrete or bare ground. The sprayer is now ready to be used again.

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Spurge Power®

What is Spurge Power? Spurge Power is a third generation postemergence turf herbicide which combines the weed killing power of three completely different active ingredients; MCPA, Triclopyr and Dicamba. It can be used all year, as many times as needed to maintain weed control, and it contains no 2,4-D.

What does Spurge Power control? As the name implies, it controls spotted spurge. This is the reddish weed with a black spot on the leaf that homeowners hate. Even if a preemergence herbicide is used, spurge is the first weed to appear as the preemergence herbicide wears out. Spurge Power also does an excellent job of controlling hard to control weeds such as clovers, oxalis, dandelion, etc. In fact, there are over 75 controlled weeds listed on the label.

Where can I use Spurge Power? Use Spurge Power on all species of commercial turf except dichondra and carpet grass. You may see some yellowing on centipede grass and St. Augustine, but the turf will rebound.

Do I need to be careful to keep Spurge Power away from certain plants? Do not use in ornamental beds, flowers, trees, shrubs, etc., and avoid contact from drift. Do not use on dichondra lawns or anywhere desirable clovers are present.

What rates do I use Spurge Power? Add 1 oz. (2 tablespoons) in 2 gallons of water and apply to 1000 square feet of turf. A little goes along way. This works out to about $1.40 per 1,000 square feet. Spurge Power is an economical weed control product.

How often can I use Spurge Power? You can applySpurge Power whenever you see weeds emerge. Spurge Power has no preemergent control, so weeds will continue to come up from seed throughout the year.

How close to mowing should I apply Spurge Power? Do not mow for 1-2 days before or after application.

What about watering? Do not water the lawn for 24 hours after application.

When can I reseed? Wait at least three weeks.

When can I go back on the lawn after application or let the pets out on it? Wait until the spray has dried on the leaves.

What about temperatures? Do not apply when the temperature exceeds 85 degrees. It’s best to apply early in the morning during the hot summer months.

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Star Thistle Killer

What is Star Thistle Killer? It is a very potent herbicide based on the active ingredient Clopyralid. It is the same active ingredient as Dow’s Transline® It is used as a pre and post emergence material.

What can I use Star Thistle Killer on? It is registered only in California to use on ranchette pastures and non-crop areas. There are no grazing restrictions on the use of this product.

At what rate do I use Star Thistle Killer? Apply ¼ fluid ounce (1.5 tsp) in 2 gallons of water per 1000 sq. ft. In other words ½ pint bottle will treat 24,000 sq ft. (1/2 of an acre). Assume the bottle cost $45.00. Your cost to treat 1000 sq. ft. of star thistle is about $1.40.

What other weeds does Star Thistle Killer control? It controls knapweed, canada thistle, musk thistle, and many other broadleaf weeds.

Does it control any weeds that aren’t listed on the label? Yes. Clover, alfalfa, cocklebur, dandelion, curly dock, groundsel, horseweed, jimsonweed, locoweed, mesquite, kudzu, nightshade, ragweed, sicklepod, sowthistle, sunflower, other thistles, vetch and others.

Does Star Thistle Killer require a permit? No it can be sold over the counter to homeowners without a permit.

When should I use Star Thistle Killer to control thistles? The best time is when the plants are in the early rosette to mid bloom. Do not wait until the thistles have fully bloom and hardened. The best time in California is between January and March.

What precautions should I follow? Avoid drift. Do not use on pastures that contain alfalfa or clovers, as they will be killed. Grasses are tolerant. Do not apply over water. Do not enter the treated area until the spray has dried.

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Sucker-Stopper® RTU

What is Sucker-Stopper RTU? Sucker-Stopper RTU is made from the plant growth regulator NAA. This product is widely used in commercial agriculture to prevent suckers and as a thinning agent on fruit trees.

What is Sucker-Stopper RTU used for? Sucker-Stopper RTU is used to prevent suckers and water sprouts on apples, pears, olives, non-bearing citrus and woody ornamental plants.

Why should I spray my tree? Many trees produce suckers every spring. Even though you cut them back, the suckers will continue to come back all summer long, which can require a lot of pruning. One application of Sucker-Stopper RTU can prevent growth of suckers.

After pruning, many trees will put out suckers around the pruning wound. One application of Sucker-Stopper RTU after pruning will prevent these suckers from returning. Thoroughly cover the primary wound, or where the existing sprouts have been removed. Be sure to treat before new growth suckers are 10 inches in length. The earlier you treat, the better the results. Control should last about 3 months, depending on the species.

What precautions should I use with this product? On bearing trees (apples, pears, olives), do not apply during bloom or fruit set because fruit set reduction may occur. On woody ornamentals, this is not a problem. Do not apply the spray to buds or foliage as injury may result. Simply apply to the area around the primary wound or to the root suckering area. Be sure to apply before new suckers are 10 inches in length. For additional information, see the supplemental label on the back of the bottle, or on the label found here.

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Products T – Z

Take Down Garden Spray

What is Take Down Garden Spray?
Take Down Garden Spray is a blend of natural pyrethrin and canola oil. The pyrethrin gives excellent insect knockdown and quick control. The canola oil acts like a horticultural oil and controls insects by suffocation. It will also control insect eggs. This product combines the useful characteristics of both ingredients into one very effective insecticide combination.

What sizes and formulation is Take Down Garden Spray?
Take Down Garden Spray is .5% pyrethrin and 89.5% canola oil. The concentrate is available in pints and quarts. Take Down Garden Spray RTU is the Ready-To-Use formulation of these products, designed to be used directly out of the container. It is packaged in a 22 oz spray bottle.

Where can I use Take Down Garden Spray? It can be used indoors, outdoors, and in greenhouses, on fruit and nut trees, vegetables, grapes, strawberries, citrus, houseplants and all forms of bedding plants, flowers, trees, and shrubs.

What insects does Take Down Garden Spray control? Most garden pest such as aphid, japanese beetle, colorado potato beetle, caterpillars, leaf roller, mealy bug, leafhopper, scale, whitefly, plant bugs, thrips, psyllid, mites, and many others.

How much Take Down Garden Spray does it take? For the concentrate, mix water and apply at 2½-5 Tbsp per gallon of water. Apply thoroughly to the area to be sprayed to the point of runoff. With the RTU, apply directly out of the container, and thoroughly cover the area to be treated.

Can Take Down Garden Spray be used on vegetables and fruit trees? Yes, right up to the day of harvest.

How often do I spray Take Down Garden Spray? Use the higher rate (5 Tbsp) with the first application, then apply weekly until the insect cycle is broken with the lower rate (2½ Tbsp) Thorough coverage is necessary. Shake well before using.

Can Take Down Garden Spray be used during the dormant period on fruit trees and ornamentals? Apply the higher rate (5 Tbsp) when the plants are dormant to control such insects and scales, mealybugs, mites and also to control the eggs of various insects.

What precautions should I take? Oils remove the blue blooms on certain evergreens, so do not use if this is a problem. Some plants are oil-sensitive. Test by spraying just a small area before using weekly. Do not combine Take Down Garden Spray with sulfurs, and do not apply sulfur 30 days before or after applying Take Down Spray. Sulfur and oil are a bad combination. Do not apply when temperatures are about 90° F (except for dormant usage). If the temperature is expected to be about 90° F, apply early in the morning or late evening after it has cooled off. Applications to citrus after October 1 may increase the tree’s susceptibility to cold damage during the winter.

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Take Down Garden Spray RTU

What is Take Down Garden Spray-RTU? Take Down Garden Spray is a blend of natural pyrethrin and canola oil. The pyrethrin gives excellent insect knockdown and quick control. The canola oil acts like a horticultural oil and controls insects by suffocation. It will also control insect eggs. This product combines the useful characteristics of both ingredients into one very effective insecticide combination.

What sizes and formulation is Take Down Garden Spray? Take Down Garden Spray is .5% pyrethrin and 89.5% canola oil. The concentrate is available in pints and quarts. Take Down Garden Spray RTU is the Ready-To-Use formulation of these products, designed to be used directly out of the container. It is packaged in a 22 oz spray bottle.

Where can I use Take Down Garden Spray-RTU? It can be used indoors, outdoors, and in greenhouses, on fruit and nut trees, vegetables, grapes, strawberries, citrus, houseplants and all forms of bedding plants, flowers, trees, and shrubs.

What insects does Take Down Garden Spray control? Most garden pest such as aphid, japanese beetle, colorado potato beetle, caterpillars, leaf roller, mealy bug, leafhopper, scale, whitefly, plant bugs, thrips, psyllid, mites, and many others.

How much Take Down Garden Spray-RTU does it take to achieve control? Apply directly out of the container, and thoroughly cover the area to be treated.

Can Take Down Garden Spray-RTU be used on vegetables and fruit trees? Yes, right up to the day of harvest, but for these applications we recommend using the concentrates.

What precautions should I use? Test by spraying just a small area before using weekly. If using outdoors and the temperature is expected to be about 90° F or above, apply early in the morning or late evening after it has cooled off. Applications to citrus after October 1 may increase the tree’s susceptibility to cold damage during the winter.

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Thistledown

What is Thistledown®? It is a full strength herbicide based on the active ingredient clopyralid, and is designed to control thistle and other weeds in range, pastures, and other non-crop areas.

What Thistles does Thistledown® control? Weeds controlled, as listed on the label, are canada thistle, musk thistle, star thistle and knapweed. We also sell this product in the Southern states as Kudzu Killer to control kudzu.

What other weeds does Thistledown® control? Although not on the Thistledown label, weeds controlled by other formulations of the active ingredient include clover, cocklebur, dandelion, curly dock, groundsel, horse weed, locoweed, mesquite, nightshale, ragweed, sowthistle, sunflower and many others.

What rate do I use Thistledown® for thistle control? Apply at ¼ to ½ fluid ounce in 2 gal. of water per 1000 sq ft. ¼ oz is equal to 1 ½ tsp in 2 gal. of water to cover 1000 sq ft.

When do I apply Thistledown®? On Canadian thistle, apply after the basal leaves have emerged up to the bud stage. It can also be applied in the fall on regrowth after blooming. On musk thistle apply from rosette to early bud stage. On Star Thistle, apply from rosette to early bud stage. On Knapweed, apply from bud to midflower stage.

Where can I use Thistledown®? It can be used on ranges, pastures, ranchette pastures and non crop areas. There are no grazing restrictions on the use of this product. Grasses are tolerant to this product but legumes in treated pastures will be injured or killed.

What precautions do I observe? Avoid drift since most vegetables and ornamentals are susceptible. Do not use on ditches containing irrigation water.

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Tomato Blossom Spray RTU

What is Tomato Blossom Spray RTU? It is a specially designed liquid fertilizer that may be used to increase production of tomatoes. It may promote flowers, increase blossom set, decrease blossom end rot and increase yields.

What is Tomato Blossom Spray RTU made from? It’s a combination of phosphorous and potash fertilizer plus calcium and zinc.

When do I use it? It comes in a ready-to-spray bottle. Apply when blooms first appear and continue at weekly intervals throughout the bloom period. Spray flowers and nearby foliage thoroughly.

What can I use it on besides tomatoes? Flowering vegetables such as peppers, eggplant, squash, melons, berries, okra, etc.

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Tree & Shrub Soil Nutrient Mix (5-0-0)

What is Tree & Shrub Soil Nutrient Mix? It is a water-soluble nutrient mix designed to correct nutrient deficiencies in deep root trees and shrubs. It is a chelated mixture of nutrients that are taken by water into the root zone and absorbed by the plant roots. Most micronutrients are not soluble enough to get rapidly into the root zone. Tree & Shrub Soil Nutrient Mix efficiently penetrates the root zone because it is completely water-soluble.

What is the analysis of Tree & Shrub Soil Nutrient Mix? It is made of chelated iron (5.6%), zinc (2.6%), manganese (2.6%), and copper (2.6%). It also contains 5% nitrogen to help green up the foliage.

What do I use Tree & Shrub Soil Nutrient Mix on? Ornamental trees and shrubs, citrus, fruit and nut trees, vines etc. Iron deficiency causes a yellowing of the leaves. This is an excellent product for curing and preventing nutrient deficiencies.

How do I use Tree & Shrub Soil Nutrient mix? Dissolve the desired amount in water and apply with a pail or watering can to the soil beneath the tree or shrub. On trees, apply out to the drip line. The soil should be moist at the time of application. Repeat on a 30 day interval until the deficiency is overcome, then treat on a yearly basis.

What rates do I use? Small trees – 2 cups per tree, Large trees – 4 cups per tree, Shrubs – 1 cup per shrub, and Vines 1 – 2 cups per 100 feet of row.

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TriTek

What is TriTek? This product is the proven leader in pesticidal performance and reliability. TriTek is a unique concentrate of pre-emulsified, highly-refined, high paraffinic, low aromatic oil.

What are the unique advantages of using TriTek? TriTek provides effective pest and disease control in a broad range of crops and ornamentals without causing burn or stress to plants.

Is TriTek environmentally friendly? TriTek is OMRI listed and meets, and even exceeds, most worldwide standards for agricultural spray oils.

What sizes does it come in? Smaller sizes are available under the Monterey Horticultural Oil label.

 

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Turflon® Ester

What is Turflon Ester? Turflon Ester is a herbicide based on the active ingredient Triclopyr.

How is Turflon Ester used, and what weeds does it control? For the post-emergence control of annual and perennial broadleaf weeds, kikuyu-grass and bermudagrass in ornamental cool season turf, and many hard-to-kill weeds such as clover, ground ivy, oxalis, spurge, and plantain, to name a few.

When do I use Turflon Ester? This is a post-emergence herbicide, effective only on weeds that have already sprouted. It can be applied at any time of the year, but for best results, weeds should be actively growing.

How much Turflon Ester do I use? Apply 4 teaspoons per 1-2 gallon of water for 1000 sq ft. Repeat in 4 weeks if more control is needed.

All I want to do is spot treatment. How do I do this? Mix 4 teaspoons Turflon Ester in 1 gallon of water in your hand-held sprayer and apply as a spot treatment to the individual weeds. If you are using a small 1 qt sprayer, mix 1 teaspoon of Turflon Ester in 1 qt of water.

Can I mix Turflon Ester with other herbicides? Yes. It can be mixed with 2,4-D or MCPP products to broaden the spectrum of control. See rate table.

On what turf grasses can I use it on? It may be used on perennial bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, and tall fescue. DO NOT use Turflon Ester on Bahiagrass, bentgrass, bermudagrass, centipedegrass, St. Augustinegrass or zoysiagrass, unless turf injury can be tolerated.

What precautions must I take? Avoid drift into flower beds or ornamentals. Do not apply to exposed roots of shallow rooted trees and shrubs.

I just planted my lawn. Can I treat it with Turflon Ester? No. Wait until after the second or third mowing.

How soon can I water my lawn after application? Wait 24 hours before watering your lawn after application of Turflon Ester.

Can I use Turflon Ester through a hose-end sprayer? No. It is best to use Turflon Ester in either a back-pack or hand-held sprayer, or in a mechanical sprayer.

When can I reseed after application? Wait at least 3 weeks to reseed after application of Turflon Ester.

What about application on kikuyugrass? Kikuyugrass is a very hard weed to control. Use Turflon Ester at 4 teaspoons per 1-2 gallon of water over 1000 sq. ft. of lawn. It will take 3-4 applications of this mixture applied at 4 week intervals.

Will it really control kikuyugrass? Yes, but you have to be very persistent. One application will not control this weed. Anticipate 3-4 applications as the label directions advise.

What about taking bermudagrass out of fescue turf? I have heard you can do this with Turflon Ester. You can! Mix 4 teaspoons of Turflon Ester in a 1-2 gallons of water and apply to the areas that are infected with bermudagrass. Control may take up to 3-4 applications at 3-4 week intervals.

What is the signal word on Turflon Ester? Caution.

There are a lot of post-emergence broadleafweed control products on the market. How is Turflon Ester different? It is the best for oxalis and clover control. Also, it is the only product on the market that will take bermudagrass out of cool season turf.

RATE TABLE

Rate Table for Turflon EstherIs Turflon Ester expensive? Assume you pay $42.00/pint of Turflon Ester, which is $2.62 per oz. Your cost per application is approximately $2.00 per 1000 sq. ft. With spot treatment, your cost per 1000 sq. ft. goes down considerably.

In what size container is Turflon Ester available? 8 oz and pint containers.

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Vegetable & Ornamental Weeder

What is Vegetable & Ornamental Weeder? Vegetable & Ornamental Weeder is based on the product, Treflan® 4EC, a herbicide used by farmers and horticulturists since the 1960’s. It is the same concentration used by farmers.

How do I use Vegetable & Ornamental Weeder? Because it is a preemergence herbicide, it must be applied before weeds appear. It will not control weeds that have already emerged.

What weeds are controlled with Vegetable & Ornamental Weeder? Most annual grasses and many broadleaf weeds, such as chickweed, lambsquarter, pigweed, puncture vine (Western US only), purslane, and many others. Weeds not controlled include nutgrass, cocklebur, and others. For complete list, consult the label.

What plants can I use Vegetable Ornamental Weeder on or around to control weeds? Over 160 species of woody shrubs, trees, ground covers, and established flowers are on the label. In vegetable gardens, it may be used on asparagus, beans, carrots, cole crops, celery, cucumbers, greens, peas, okra peppers, potatoes and tomatoes. Note! Use only on these vegetables. Vegetables such as sweet corn, beets, and spinach will be killed.

How do I apply Vegetable & Ornamental Weeder? Mix 3 oz of Vegetable & Ornamental Weeder into 2 gal of water and apply to 1000 sq ft. Spray directly on the soil, and water in as soon as possible. On vegetables, apply immediately after seeding or transplanting. On established trees and shrubs, control the existing weeds either chemically or by hand removal. Apply Vegetable & Ornamental Weeder immediately, then water into the soil.

How long will Vegetable & Ornamental Weeder last? Up to 3 months of control.

Can I use Vegetable & Ornamental Weeder on my lawn? No, because it is not labeled for use on turf.

How soon should I irrigate after an application? Within the first 24 hours for best results.

Always read entire label before use.

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Vegetable Garden Soil Insecticide

What is Vegetable Garden Soil Insecticide? It is a granular material based on the active ingredient bifenthrin.

What does it control? Over 45 insects that live in the soil or on the ground.

What can I use Vegetable Garden Soil Insecticide on? Vegetable gardens, ornamental and flower gardens, lawns, and around home foundations (perimeter treatment).

How do I use the product?

  • Vegetables: Apply 1 lb per 500 sq ft. as a single application just prior to or at planting, or after plants emerge. Work 4–6 inches into the soil.
  • Ornamentals: Apply ½ lb per 500 sq ft. before planting or after plants emerge.
  • Lawns: Apply 1–4 lbs. per 1000 sq ft. Water into the soil.
  • Home perimeter: Apply in a 2 foot-wide band next to the house, and ½–1 lb per 500 sq ft.
  • Fire ant mounds: Apply 1 Tbsp to the surface of each mound. Water in after application.

What vegetables can Vegetable Garden Soil Insecticide be used on? It can be used on peas, beans, cucurbits, artichokes, cole crops, eggplant, lettuce, and peppers.

Always read entire label before use.

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Water Retention Crystals

What are Water Retention Crystals? This product is a polymer that absorbs many times its own weight upon contact with water. These water retaining properties reduce the amount and frequency of watering and improve aeration and water infiltration in the soil. Water Retention Crystals have the greatest gel strength and stability and the highest rate of water absorption than other products on the market today.

Where do I use water Retention Crystals? It can be mixed in the growing media prior to seeding or planting. It can be used in the landscape prior to planting trees, shrubs or bedding plants. It can be used on lawns prior to sodding or seeding or it can be used as a root dip on bear root plantings.

What is the purpose of using this product? Primarily to save water. It reduces the frequency of water and increases the water holding capacity of the soil. In so doing it reduces transplant shock, increases the shelf life of plants and prevents leaking of valuable nutrients from the soil.

How do I use this product? On planting shrubs, trees, transplant vegetable and bedding plants, mix ½ the recommended rate in the planting hole and then use the other ½ rate in the backfill sod. On lawns, prior to seeding or sodding, apply to the soil surface and work into the top 6 inches of soil, then spread the seed or lay the sod.

Always read entire label before use.

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Water Retention Granules

What are Water Retention Granules? This product is a polymer that absorbs many times its own weight upon contact with water. These water retaining properties reduce the amount and frequency of watering and improve aeration and water infiltration in the soil. Water Retention Granules have the greatest gel strength and stability and the highest rate of water absorption than other products on the market today.

Where do I use water Retention Granules? It can be mixed in the growing media prior to seeding or planting. It can be used in the landscape prior to planting trees, shrubs or bedding plants. It can be used on lawns prior to sodding or seeding or it can be used as a root dip on bear root plantings.

What is the purpose of using this product? Primarily to save water. It reduces the frequency of water and increases the water holding capacity of the soil. In so doing it reduces transplant shock, increases the shelf life of plants and prevents leaking of valuable nutrients from the soil.

How do I use this product? On planting shrubs, trees, transplant vegetable and bedding plants, mix ½ the recommended rate in the planting hole and then use the other ½ rate in the backfill sod. On lawns prior to seeding or sodding apply to the soil surface and work into the top 6 inches of soil. Then spread the seed or lay the sod.

Always read entire label before use.

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Weed Impede®

What does Weed Impede do? It is a preemergence product that prevents weeds in your landscape ornamental areas for up to 6 months.

What weeds does Weed Impede control? Weed Impede® is primarily a grass killer, but it is quite active on broadleaf weeds such as pigweed, purslane, spurge, oxalis, and many others.

How much Weed Impede do I use? The recommended rate of application is 1½-3 oz per 1000 sq ft. in sufficient water for coverage. 2 gallons of spray will cover approximately 1000 sq ft. For a 2 gallon sprayer, add 1½-3 oz of Weed Impede®, shake well, and spray.

Once Weed Impede has been sprayed, what do I do? Weed Impede® must go into the soil to be effective. If you are in a high rainfall area, watering in is not needed. In other areas, water into the soil using sprinklers. You can wait up to 21 days to water-in, but the sooner it is done, the sooner it starts to control weeds.

Will Weed Impede control weeds that are already up? No. If weeds already exist (and no ornamentals have been planted) you might want to consider first spraying the area with a glyphosate product like Monterey Remuda or Roundup®. These products will kill the existing weeds, and Weed Impede® will go into the soil to prevent those that have not yet germinated.

How many times a year should I use Weed Impede? Generally, twice a year. Once in the fall prior to the rainy period, and once again in the spring after the bedding plants are placed, depending on length of growing season.

What ornamental trees, plants, shrubs, or ground covers can I use Weed Impede on? Over 175 species of ornamentals are on the Weed Impede® label. These include bedding plants, ground covers, shrubs and trees.

What species should I not use Weed Impede on? Specifically, Weed Impede® should not be used on: slender deutzia, douglas fir, techny aborvitae, or eastern hemlock.

What is the best way to use Weed Impede on bedding plants? The first step is to prepare the beds by rototilling, spading, etc. Plant the bedding plants and then spray Weed Impede® over the entire area. Once sprayed, turn on the sprinkler and wash the Weed Impede® into the soil.

Can Weed Impede be used in my vegetable garden? No, Weed Impede® is only registered for use on ornamentals. To prevent weeds in vegetable gardens, see Vegetable & Ornamental Weeder.

Can I use Weed Impede on bulbs? Yes, Weed Impede® can be used on iris, daffodil, narcissus, gladiolus, hyacinth, and tulips. Application should be made 2-3 weeks after planting the bulbs, but prior to weed emergence. Do not use on gladiolus corms less than 1 inch in diameter, and do not apply to tulips that have emerged over ¾ inch.

Can I use it on turf for to prevent crabgrass? Yes, but only on warm season turf species such as bermudagrass, st. augustine, buffalo-grass, bahiagrass, zoysiagrass, tall fescue, etc. Do not use on cool season grasses such as bluegrass, ryegrass, bentgrass, etc. Apply only to well-established turf.

Note: Do not plan to overseed for at least 90-120 days following application.

Can I use Weed Impede on tall fescue turf? Yes, but use it very carefully. Do not apply at the single application rate! Apply Weed Impede at a rate of 1 oz per 1000 sq ft. in the initial application, followed by 1 oz per 1000 sq ft., 8-10 weeks later. Do not treat tall fescue in the spring or summers if it was seeded the previous fall. Weed Impede® can only be used on well-established tall fescue, and then carefully as outlined above.

Will Weed Impede stain? Yes. Weed Impede® will cause a bright orange stain on rocks, sidewalks, etc. To avoid this temporary stain, wash the material into the soil immediately after application, before it dries.

What rates do I use Weed Impede on warm season turf grasses? Apply to well-establish turf one time in the spring, prior to crabgrass germination, at 1½ oz per 1000 sq ft.

Are there any special instructions for usage on tall fescue? Yes. On well-established tall fescue, apply an initial application prior to crabgrass germination at 1oz per 1000 sq ft. Follow with a second application of 1 oz per 1000 sq ft., 8 to 10 weeks later.

Can I cultivate or hoe the flowerbeds once I have applied Weed Impede? Yes. Once it has been watered into the soil, additional cultivation does not decrease the weed control.

How much does it cost per application? If you pay $42.00 per quart for Weed Impede® that equals $1.30 per oz. of material. The application rate is 1½-3 oz per 1000 sq ft., which equals $1.95-$3.90 per 1000 sq. ft. That is very economical for 6 months of weed control.

Always read entire label before use.

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Weed Impede® 2 in 1 Concentrate

What is Weed Impede 2 in 1 Concentrate?  Weed Impede 2 in 1 is a combination of glyphosate (Roundup®) and Prodiamine. Glyphosate is a post-emergence herbicide that controls existing weeds. Whole prodiamine is a pre-emergence herbicide that controls weeds before they emerge up. This product delivers the control of both herbicides in one application.

Where do I use Weed Impede 2 in 1?  Use in non-planted areas such as driveways, walkways, patio, fence lines, retaining walls, vacant areas, etc. Also use under and around the bases of well-established (6 months old or more) trees and shrub. Use to edge lawns, and to clear weeds in gravel areas.

What is the Principle behind Weed Impede 2 in 1?  One ingredient enters the plant through the foliage and moves down into the roots, killing the plant. The other ingredient provides an invisible barrier in the soil, preventing growth and development of newly germinated weeds.

What rate do I use with Weed Impede 2 in 1?  Apply 3-6 oz. per gallon of water per 1000 sq. feet. Use the higher rate for longer control.

When do I apply Weed Impede 2 in 1?  It can be applied anytime of the year. For best results, apply when the emerged weeds are actively growing and daytime temperatures are above 60°F. More than one application per year can be made.

How soon can I replant after application?  Bedding plants, trees, shrubs, sod, and seed can be planted four months after application.

What precautions should I take?  Avoid drift. Do not apply to the foliage of desirable plants. People and pets should not enter the treated area until the spray has dried. Do not apply to newly planted trees or shrubs (they should be at least 6 months old)

What weeds are controlled?  Most all annual weeds and grasses post emergence. Many common weeds and grasses pre-emergence.

Always read entire label before use.

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Weed Impede® 2 in 1 RTU

What is Weed Impede 2 in 1 RTU? Weed Impede 2 in 1 is a combination of glyphosate (Roundup®) and Prodiamine in a handy Ready-To-Use pump spray. Glyphosate is a post-emergence herbicide that controls existing weeds. Whole prodiamine is a pre-emergence herbicide that controls weeds before they emerge up. This product delivers the control of both herbicides in one application.

Where do I use Weed Impede 2 in 1 RTU? Use in non-planted areas such as driveways, walkways, patio, fence lines, retaining walls, vacant areas, etc. Also use under and around the bases of well-established (6 months old or more) trees and shrub. Use to spot treat weeds in gravel areas.

What is the Principle behind Weed Impede 2 in 1? One ingredient enters the plant through the foliage and moves down into the roots, killing the plant. The other ingredient provides an invisible barrier in the soil, preventing growth and development of newly germinated weeds.

When do I apply Weed Impede 2 in 1? It can be applied anytime of the year. For best results, apply when the emerged weeds are actively growing and daytime temperatures are above 60°F. More than one application per year can be made.

How soon can I replant after application? Bedding plants, trees, shrubs, sod, and seed can be planted four months after application.

What precautions should I take? Avoid drift. Do not apply to the foliage of desirable plants. People and pets should not enter the treated area until the spray has dried. Do not apply to newly planted trees or shrubs (they should be at least 6 months old)

What weeds are controlled? Most all annual weeds and grasses post emergence. Many common weeds and grasses pre-emergence.

Always read entire label before use.

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Weed Whacker

What is Weed Whacker? Weed Whacker is a three-way herbicide for use on homeowner lawns for broadleaf weed control. It contains .33 lb/gallon of 2,4-D, and .33 lb/gallon of 2,4-DP. It is 13.33% active ingredients.

What does Weed Whacker do? It controls broadleaf weeds in warm and cool season turf. There are over 250 controlled weeds listed on the label. Many hard-to-control weeds such as wood sorrel (oxalis), spurge, dandelion are on the label.

On cool season turf grass (bluegrass, fescue, rye, etc.) use 4oz. in 3 gallons of water, which will cover approximately 1250 sq ft. of turf. Remember, 1 oz = 2 Tbsp.

When do I apply Weed Whacker? It can be used all year long. It works best when weeds are young and actively growing. You should only use Weed Whacker two times per year in the same area.

What precautions do I observe? Avoid drift. Do not use Weed Whacker around desirable ornamentals. Do not use in dichondra.

Can I use Weed Whacker on newly seeded turf? Only after it established, which is after the third mowing.

When can I reseed or overseed my lawn following usage? Wait 3-4 weeks after usage before overseeding.

What about watering? Before application, water lawn thoroughly. After application, do not water for 48 hours.

Are there temperature restrictions? Do not apply Weed Whacker when temperatures exceed 90°F.

Always read entire label before use.

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Weed Whacker Jet Spray

What is Weed Whacker Jet Spray? Weed Whacker is a three way herbicide for use on homeowner lawns for broadleaf weed control. It contains 2,4-D, 2,4-DP & MCPA.

What does Weed Whacker Jet Spray do? It controls broadleaf weeds in warm and cool season turf. There are over 250 weeds listed on the label that it controls. Many hard-to-control weeds such as wood sorrel (oxalis), spurge, dandelion are on the label.

When do I apply Weed Whacker Jet Spray? It can be used all year long. It works best when weeds are young and actively growing. You should only use Weed Whacker two times per year in the same area.

What precautions should I take? Avoid drift. Do not use Weed Whacker around desirable ornamentals. Do not use in Dichondra.

Can I use Weed Whacker Jet Spray on newly seeded turf? Only after it established, which is after the third mowing.

When can I reseed or overseed my lawn following usage? Wait 3-4 weeks after usage before overseeding.

What about watering? Before application, water lawn thoroughly. After application, do not water for 48 hours.

Are there temperature restrictions? Do not apply Weed Whacker Jet Spray when temperatures exceed 90°F.

Always read entire label before use.

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Yellow Sticky Traps

What are Yellow Sticky Traps? Many insects are attracted to the color yellow. The inner surface of the trap is treated with a powerfully sticky glue. Catching and killing insects by trapping early, is more efficient than trying to control a serious infestation. Long term use will reduce the infestation, and potentially avert the need for insecticides.

How are Yellow Sticky Traps used? Peel the release paper from the trap. Place the trap on end, or its side, and attach with a twist tie or string. Place traps near and above fruits, vegetables, ornamentals or other areas where insects are a problem. You can hang it on the plant or attach it to wooden stakes. Use 1 trap per group of 4 infested plants, or 1 trap at the base, and 1 at the crown of infested plants. Place traps early in the season when infestation is low for the best results. Dispose of traps when full or after 3 months.

Where are they used? Use in ornamental gardens, vegetable gardens, greenhouses, and nurseries.

How are Yellow Sticky Traps purchased? Each box contains 5 complete traps.

Always read entire label before use.

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